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DC Thomson closes editorial office in London, marking end of Fleet Street journalists

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By Jessica Goodfellow | Media Reporter

August 5, 2016 | 2 min read

DC Thomson, publisher of the Sunday Post, the Dundee Courier and the Aberdeen Press & Journal plus, is closing its editorial office in London.

Its two London-based journalists, Gavin Sherriff and Darryl Smith, along with a journalist working in the north of England, are leaving the publisher.

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Three new roles – an investigations co-ordinator in Glasgow, and two news and features reporters in Edinburgh and Inverness – are being created, meaning there is no overall job loss.

The aim is to strengthen the Sunday Post’s coverage in Scotland by introducing a new edition structure, the publisher said.

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DC Thomson is the last newspaper publisher to have an office on Fleet Street. The closure of its editorial office means there are no remaining journalists working on the street, the original home of publishing in the UK.

The London office will not be closed completely, with advertising staff still working there.

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