In London, Trinity Mirror is chopping jobs at its national titles, led by the Daily Mirror. The losses could be a minimum of 15 editorial positions, but will probably end up higher given the continuing slide in revenues.

The 15-plus jobs to be cut represent the third round of redundancies in the past 13 months; 28 production jobs were lost last October from the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People, while 27 editorial positions were abolished in May of last year. London reports say journalists are blaming the losses on the costs Trinity Mirror took on to launch and then kill off the New Day paper earlier this year. But other reports say the cuts had been planned for a while and were a reaction to the continued falls in newspaper sales and print ad revenues, which have been running at 15% to 20% this year.

Peter Fray

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