Liverpool Daily Post prints last edition

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The Liverpool Daily Post has printed its last edition, marking an end of an era in the city.

The newspaper - first published in June 1855 - will be replaced with a new weekly edition, which will be sold on Thursdays.

The move, described as a "gamble" by the National Union of Journalists, led to the loss of six journalists' jobs.

The new 100-page newspaper will focus on business, sports analysis, arts and politics.

The Liverpool Post is also updating its website and will be issuing a "daily email newsletter", the paper said.

'New chapter'

Editor Mark Thomas said: "Throughout our 156 years, we have always been an innovative newspaper, adapting and changing to match the challenges of the times.

"This is the next step in that evolution and the start of an exciting new chapter."

The Post's sister paper, The Liverpool Echo, will continue to be published daily.

In the latest Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC) figures, the Post had a circulation of 8,217 copies - compared to 17,858 in 2006.

The paper is part of the Trinity Mirror group, which publishes about 160 regional newspapers as well as national titles the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror.

Trinity Mirror stopped printing the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo in the city in 2008, moving the printing operation to Oldham. The editorial department remained in the city's Old Hall Street offices.

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