Next week's edition of our sister paper South Yorkshire Times will be the last as title goes online only

The South Yorkshire Times website.
The South Yorkshire Times website.

Next week’s South Yorkshire Times - our sister paper - will be the last printed edition of the newspaper.

From next week SYT readers will be able to find all the news for the Dearne and Mexborough area on our popular website at www.southyorkshiretimes.co.uk instead.

In an internet and social media age producing a weekly print version of the South Yorkshire Times no longer makes sense for most readers.

They prefer to obtain all their breaking news as it happens on our website with updates across social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.

By moving the Times online it means that our journalists can spend more time working on the most popular digital platforms.

However we are committed to keep working in the Dearne and Mexborough area. To report the news as it happens.

We would like to issue a heartfelt thank you to all of our readers and advertisers for their continued support of the Times over many years.

We hope, if you do not already read the Times online, that you will do so in the future - for it is within the digital arena that your Times will continue to live and serve the community.

In the coming weeks we will also be considering how we can feature more news from the Dearne Valley and South Yorkshire region within the pages of the Doncaster Free Press, which already covers much of the region.

The final edition of the Times will be published next Thursday, December 15, with all your usual news, sport and features.