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Yorkshire Post to be printed outside Leeds for first since in more than 250 years

By Hamish Mackay |

February 2, 2012 | 1 min read

The Yorkshire Post will be printed outside Leeds after Johnston Press announced the closure of its presses in the city.

Both the Yorkshire Post, which has been printed in Leeds since 1754, and its sister title, the Yorkshire Evening Post, will be printed at Johnston Press centres at Dinnington, near Sheffield, and Sunderland.

Up to 25 jobs could be lost as a result of the closure.

The company’s chief operating officer Danny Cammiade said in a statement: “Consultation has begun on a proposal to close the press plant at Yorkshire Post Newspapers in Leeds. If the proposal goes ahead it could affect up to 25 jobs.

“New printing arrangements would allow additional colour in the two newspapers and follow the pattern across the newspaper industry of printing being centralised into fewer but bigger and more modern plants.

“The Wellington Street building [in Leeds] would remain a base for nearly 500 editorial, commercial and support staff. Any changes to printing would take effect in March following a full and proper consultation process.”

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