North East Wales

Daily Post newspaper launches two editions

Daily Post
Image caption The Trinity Mirror-owned Daily Post is more than 150 years old.

North Wales morning newspaper, the Daily Post, has launched two separate editions.

The paper now covers the region with editions for north east and north west Wales.

Editor Rob Irvine said the decision was taken after readers, surveyed last year, said they wanted more local news.

It comes after its rival Leader newspaper, which covers north east Wales, changed from an evening to a morning paper last year.

And, this week, commercial station Real Radio expanded to cover the whole of Wales.

Mr Irvine said: "The problem with having one edition is the matter of emphasis - we often have a situation where we have a great story from Caernarfon and a great story from Wrexham but only one front page to put them on.

"Having two front pages gives us a chance to have a more tailored service.

"In terms of the technology that sits behind that, changing pages is much easier than it used to be."

The Trinity Mirror-owned Daily Post is more than 150 years old.

From Thursday, it publishes editions covering Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham and another covering Anglesey, Gwynedd and Conwy.

As part of its changes, Trinity Mirror stopped publication of its free weekly newspaper, the Denbighshire Visitor, at Christmas.

"We felt that looking at our portfolio and talking to readers and advertisers that we were better to cover that through six-day-a-week coverage of Denbighshire through the Daily Post," said Mr Irvine in an interview on BBC Radio Wales.

The changes to the Post come as Real Radio expanded its service to cover the whole of Wales.

Meanwhile, rival station Red Dragon has announced it was being renamed as part of the Capital network of big city stations.

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