Oldham Chronicle beats nationals to print Cameron resignation

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by Stephen Chapman

The Oldham Evening Chronicle managed to turn around the full EU referendum results and David Cameron’s resignation in time for its print deadline this morning.

The regional daily still goes to print on the same day, with the newspaper having to hit the presses by 8.15am.

“We knew that the national newspapers would miss the results when the EU referendum timings were announced and we expected to have a front page with the result. We were within minutes of sending Page 1 when the Prime Minster, announced his decision to stand down. We were a few minutes late on the press but it was worth it,” said Chronicle managing editor David Whaley.

"We enjoyed a good team effort - including using a comprehensive graphic map from the Press Association that told the referendum story at a glance."

Its Out, Out headline was followed by 2 pages of reaction to the news.

The newspaper is printed at the nearby Trinity Mirror press in Hollinwood.