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Trinity Mirror is set to cut 26 jobs at the Newcastle Evening Chronicle and switch the title to a single early-morning edition.

The company intends to boost circulation by ensuring the newspaper hits the shops in time for lunchtime sales.

The proposed changes will involve an editorial restructure with a potential loss of 11 jobs, according to Trinity Mirror.

The plans will also see printing of the Chronicle moved to the Trinity Mirror Printing site in Teesside, resulting in a further 15 job cuts.

In a statement today, Trinity Mirror confirmed a consultation had begun with all affected staff today.

Managing director David Simms said: "This restructure aims to help our newspapers and websites come through the recession and ensure a future for our media brands in the North East.

"We are committed to achieving as many of these potential redundancies as possible by voluntary means."

The announcement from Trinity Mirror follows news earlier today that Johnston Press is to make 18 editorial job cuts across its titles in Yorkshire and Humberside.

Johnston Press' plans include closing the office of the Goole Courier and scrapping the editor's role at both the Courier and South Yorkshire Times, leaving a single editor based at the Selby Times' office to manage all three titles.

Trinity Mirror also announced today that eight non-editorial jobs were at risk at Media Wales, which is to cancel its Cardiff city centre newspaper vendors operation.

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