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Newsquest papers commemorate armistice with special editions


Newspapers across the Newsquest group are marking the 100th anniversary of Armistice with extended editions.

The publisher is also giving a percentage of sales to military charities.

The Northern Echo printed a 112-page commemorative edition, explaining how the Echo announced the armistice, how the region reacted and how it followed the Spanish flu pandemic.

Bradford Telegraph & Argus and the York Press are also producing separate newspapers.

In Cumbria, a 176-page special, The Great War, Cumbria’s Heroes – Lest We Forget features stories of some of the serviceman and women as well as an A-Z roll of honour.

It’s been sponsored by Cumbria firm James Cropper, which manufactures the paper for The Royal British Legion Remembrance Poppies across the UK.

“It’s unlikely there’s a single community that we serve with our news brands that hasn’t been affected by the loss of friends and family in the First World War – and we are glad we are able to recognise that sacrifice with these special editions and a portion of the profits from them going to military charities,” said Newsquest editorial development director, Toby Granville.

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