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Editor facing axe publishes job cuts story on front page

The editor of a weekly newspaper threatened with redundancies has printed a front-page story on the proposed job cuts.

In a story headlined "Strike looms over Times jobs cuts", editor Jim Oldfield told readers about owner Johnston Press's plans to axe half the editorial staff at its Mexborough office -- including Oldfield himself.

A reporter and editorial assistant could also lose their jobs as part of plans to cut 18 advertising and editorial jobs across Johnston's offices in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire, and to have one covering the South Yorkshire Times, the Goole Courier and the Selby Times instead of three.

Read more at the Press Gazette.