Plans to close press hall

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Johnston Press, the publisher of the Peterborough Telegraph, has announced plans to close its printing plant in Peterborough following a review of capacity across the company.

The move would result in a loss of 35 roles.

The company operates four other high-speed presses in the UK - at Sheffield, Portsmouth, Sunderland and Carn in Northern Ireland.

The Telegraph recently converted from a daily to weekly format but the company said the Peterborough press had been operating under capacity before the move.

David Crow, managing director Group Services, said: “Our other presses have the capacity to take on work from the Peterborough site and in the current climate it is a sensible business decision to look at consolidating our print operations.”

A final decision on the closure is expected at the end of the month.