Leeds & West Yorkshire

Local printing ends for York and Bradford newspapers

York Press newspaper
Image caption The printing of the York Press will transfer to Teeside

A Bradford printworks which produces two of Yorkshire's local newspapers is set to close.

The York Press will be printed on Teesside and the Bradford Telegraph and Argus in Oldham.

Newsquest, the newspapers' owners, would not say when printing would stop but said it was consulting with the 14 full-time staff and several casual workers who were affected.

The firm said the change would "deliver considerable improvements" for readers.

David Coates, regional managing director for Newsquest said: The old printing presses in Bradford offer just 50% colour and the more modern presses we're moving to will enable us to deliver a lot of product enhancements.

"We expect sales of our newspapers to improve as a result and, of course, our total audience is going through the roof thanks to the newspapers' on-line presence."

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