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Evening paper to come out earlier
Coventry Evening Telegraph press
A new name will come off the presses in Coventry & Warwickshire
An evening newspaper is to change its name when it converts to become a morning publication later this year.

The Evening word will be dropped from the new-look Coventry Telegraph from 2 October. It also has Nuneaton and Warwickshire editions.

It will be the first of the Trinity Mirror group evening papers to make the switch and go out alongside the traditional morning newspapers.

The paper started in 1891 and was known as the Midland Daily Telegraph.

It became an evening paper with its current title in the 1940s.

'Well-loved evening paper'

Telegraph editor Alan Kirby said the newspaper's website is now the priority for breaking news.

But he said the morning start is not a prelude to becoming a free sheet like Metro.

Trinity Mirror said the change would give the paper a longer presence in shops, and the single edition for each area will build in-depth coverage.

But the National Union of Journalists said the change will "spell disaster for a well-loved evening newspaper".

The Birmingham Mail, another Trinity Mirror publication, has already dropped the Evening word from its title.


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