Dudley MP Ian Austin has vowed to fight the decision to move the Black Country Bugle from his Dudley North constituency to Tamworth.
The Bugle’s parent company Trinity Mirror have announced the move alongside plans to cut the number of reporters at the paper and leave it without an editor. The company is currently consulting with staff over the plans.
The Bugle is well-known throughout the region and has been in operation for 45 years, and currently operates from Dudley Archives.
Austin is calling on Trinity Mirror to put its plans on hold so that alternative plans to keep the paper running at its current location can be considered.
Ian Austin said:
“The Bugle is a much loved local institution that I’ve been reading for over 30 years.
“It reaches people right across the region and does a brilliant job highlighting all that’s great about the Black Country and our history I triggering the industrial revolution and changing the whole of the world.
“It’s the Black Country Bugle for God’s sake. How could it be produced thirty-odd miles away in Tamworth. It is a ridiculous idea and I am sure local MPs will want to fight it all the way.
“I want Trinity Mirror to put its plans on pause so we can look at alternative plans to save jobs and keep the paper in the heart of the Black Country where it belongs.”