The Newry Reporter is amongst some regional titles in Northern Ireland to return to print this week after a pause in printing due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Editor Paul Welsh thanked readers and advertisers in a front page message marking the paper’s return after the eight-week hiatus, the first break in the paper’s 153-year history.
He said, “These are strange times and not having the Newry Reporter on the shelves for the last eight weeks was something you could never imagined would have happened.
“But here we are – and we are grateful and fortunate to be here. Others have not been so fortunate.”
Welsh gave his thanks to frontline workers who continued to work in the difficult times and praised readers for their continued support.
He added, “We’ve made a few subtle changes, and more are in the pipeline, but we remain steadfast in our commitment to continue to hold those in authority to account and of course we will continue to bring you the best in local community news and sport.”
Spectator Newspapers which run the County Down Spectator, Newtownards Chronicle and the Mourne Observer has also returned this week since last being published on March 26.
Yorkshire Evening Post celebrates Leed’s health heroes
The Yorkshire Evening Post has today honoured the health heroes of Leeds in a special eight-page supplement.
The edition has printed the faces and names of more than one hundred doctors, nurses and healthcare workers, described as ‘our heroes’ working on the frontline of the pandemic.
The scheme is part of JPI Media’s Big Thank You campaign which was launched earlier this week across the newsgroup’s titles.
The appeal asked for readers to share with newspapers pictures and messages of those who have made a real difference to life during lockdown.
An e-publication of the supplement can be viewed here.