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Haltwhistle Newspaper Closes

The printing presses grind to a halt in Haltwhistle.

News 1969 3 mins

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The Northumbrian town of Haltwhistle is to lose its ‘tuppeny squeak’ after being the ‘voice of the people’ in the area for more than 70 years. Editor Edward Taylor cites incompatible advances in technology. Tyne Tees TV reporter Andrew Harrison investigates the closure of the local Echo. In the days when there was a big question mark over the survival of the Sun and Rupert Murdoch staged a takeover of News International, it's tough times for local newspapers too.