Trinity Mirror declares there are no plans to make the Western Mail a weekly newspaper

Trinity Mirror has denied claims that it is planning to turn The Western Mail - Wales’s national daily newspaper - into a weekly.

The NUJ made the claim during the inquiry into the state of the Welsh media being carried out by the Welsh Assembly.

According to HoldTheFrontPage, the Cardiff branch of the NUJ said: "There is speculation that within a relatively short space of time the Western Mail will cease to be published as a daily and will become a weekly paper’.”

However, a Trinity Mirror spokesman ruled out this claim, stating: “We have absolutely no plans to take the Western Mail weekly.”

The NUJ is urging the Welsh Assembly government to intervene to prevent further job losses and newspaper closures in the principality.

It wants newspapers in Wales to be declared “community assets” that would enable them to continue if their current owners try to shut them down.

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