‘The timing feels particularly bitter sweet’ - editor Mark Thomas

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The editor of the Liverpool Post, Mark Thomas reflects today on the end of an era. Writing in the last issue in the newspaper’s 158 year history he says that there would never have been a good tme for the title to quit the city.

“It is hard to imagine a good time for the Liverpool Post to fall silent. But with our city region emerging from the recession, and with so many exciting future plans in hand, the timing feels particularly bitter sweet.”

And he goes on to list some of the upcoming issues which the team wanted to cover including the Hillsborough families' campaign and the International Festival of Business.

"There are some politicians, and some people in public life in our own city region, who will today be celebrating the end of the road for the Liverpool Post. Without our scrutiny, they may be tempted to breathe just a little more easily.

"They should not relax their guard too much. The Liverpool Post may not be publishing anymore, but its investigative spirit is alive and well in the Echo and in journalists who will continue to fight for your interests and to uncover the important truths that officialdom would be happier to keep under wraps."

Read the full article here.

The last edition of the newspaper was liveblogged by the staff throughout the day yesterday.