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Talks offer lifeline for Herald

Whitchurch Herald
Trinity Mirror said it was in talks with possible new owners of the Herald

The closure of a weekly newspaper in Shropshire has been postponed while talks begin with possible new owners.

The last edition of the Whitchurch Herald was due to be published this week after its owners, Trinity Mirror, said it was closing the title.

Trinity Mirror said it was now negotiating with other companies interested in buying the Herald.

The outcome of discussions will be announced over the next few weeks, a spokesman said.

Trinity Mirror had said it was closing the Whitchurch Herald and The Wrexham and Mid-Cheshire Chronicles because of tough conditions in advertising markets.

Eight editorial and three commercial staff would be affected by the three closures.

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