Monthly paper launches in Beverley following closure of Advertiser

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Beverley Life

A monthly free newspaper has been launched in the east Yorkshire town of Beverley following the loss of its dedicated weekly just days before Christmas.

Beverley Life has been launched by Driffield & Wolds Weekly founder Andy Stabler and will circulate in Beverley, Cottingham and surrounding villages.

Trinity Mirror closed the Beverley Advertiser in the week before Christmas. It had been the only dedicated newspaper in the town following the closure of the Beverley Guardian by Johnston Press in August 2016.

The first edition of Beverley Life, which hit the streets in the second week of January, had 48 pages and 70% news content, according to Stabler.

There are nine dedicated members of staff and Stabler aims to have a print run of close to 20,000 within three months.

The 41-year-old founded the weekly Driffield & Wolds Weekly in August 2015 after taking voluntary redundancy from Johnston Press, where he had been sports editor at the now defunct Driffield Times & Post.