Hull Daily Mail closing Beverley office

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The Hull Daily Mail, owned by Reach, has announced closing it is closing its Beverley office, leading to the departure of a reporter who has covered the town for 40 years.

A Reach spokesman said: “The Hull Daily Mail will close its Beverley Office within the next three months, however there will be no redundancies as a result and no editions will be lost. Our journalists and commercial teams will retain their base in Hull.”

Trudi Davidson, who has covered the town for the paper for four decades, wrote on Facebook: “Our Beverley office is closing so I am leaving Hull Live/Hull Daily Mail, after 40 years reporting the news in Beverley.

“I will also be leaving as a group admin but Hull Live’s admins will continue to support the group and post Beverley news.”

Davidson is understood to have accepted voluntary redundancy.

Trinity Mirror, which subsequently changed its name to Reach, closed weekly newspaper the Beverley Advertiser in 2017. It said it would continue to serve the area via the Hull Daily Mail’s East Riding of Yorkshire edition.

At the time of its closure, the Advertiser was the only title remaining in Beverley after Johnston Press shut the Beverley Guardian in September 2016.

A title called Beverley Life was subsequently launched in January 2018 by the independent Driffield & Wolds Weekly.