Lincolnshire Echo publishes last daily edition

Local newspaper the Lincolnshire Echo has published its last daily edition ahead of the move to a weekly print run.

Published on Friday, October 14, the final daily copy of the county-wide newspaper features several stories looking back at the paper’s 118-year-long history.

A comment column in the concluding daily edition said the paper has “a fine history of campaigns and investigations,” promising that this will “continue in the new weekly Echo.”

Lincolnshire Echo 1957

The Lincolnshire Echo in 1957, as shared by local BBC journalist William Wright

The new weekly format is set to relaunch on Thursday, October 20, with the first edition said to be “192 pages of hard-hitting news, issues and entertainment”. It will be priced at £1.

The newspaper’s owners Northcliffe Media said the move to a weekly publication was the best way to secure the Lincolnshire Echo’s long-term future.

Copies of the final daily edition can be picked up in newsagents across the city for 40p.

Related Report: BBC Lincolnshire