Cleethorpes weekly calls it a day after nine-year run

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 18 Aug 2017

WEEKLY newspaper the Cleethorpes Chronicle has closed.

Directors Nigel Lowther and Mark Webb have announced today that yesterday's edition was the last.

In a joint statement they said: “We regret to announce that the Cleethorpes Chronicle has published its last edition.

“The decision is due to tough trading conditions.

“We would like to thank all our staff, readers, advertisers, contributors, distributors and retail outlets for their loyalty over the years.”

Both directors were former employees of the Grimsby Telegraph, the area's daily newspaper, with Mr Webb also managing director of business support organisation E-Factor, and chair of North East Lincolnshire's public/private Development and Growth Board, and Clinical Commissioning Group.    

The paper launched in March 2008 and was distributed chiefly as a free sheet from the Short Street base. In an industry rapidly building a digital audience, it never ventured into online news. 

It is understood the closure will lead to the loss of nine jobs. 

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