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Trinity Mirror to merge Sunday Mail and Daily Record news teams, putting 22 jobs at risk

The news teams merger could put up to 22 jobs at risk

Trinity Mirror will merge the news teams for the Sunday Mail and Daily Record as it looks to establish a seven-day operation across print and digital, a move that could put 22 jobs at risk of redundancy.

The merger will see the Glasgow papers' news and features departments being merged into one, as well as the back bench news and sports.

Editor Jim Wilson, who left the Mail in August after seven years, will be replaced by Brendan McGinty who will also serve as deputy to Record editor Murray Foote.

A Trinity Mirror spokesperson said: “We are seeing growth in digital and in our events and business division but like all publishers we are having to carefully manage costs.

“As a result up to 15 jobs could be at risk at the Record and Mail, with a further seven in our Scottish regional titles.

The NUJ is in talks with Trinity Mirror about the restructure.