The Cumberland & Westmorland Herald is to reopen its King Street office to the public today after months of closure in response to the coronavirus crisis.
“The Herald team has been working tirelessly behind the scenes throughout the pandemic to bring vital local news to people across Eden and beyond,” said editor Emily Atherton.
“We have all missed the bustle of the office, where people have always been able to come and buy a paper, place an advert or bring us a story.
“Now seems the right time to open the doors, with safety measures in place, and welcome back our readers and advertisers.”
The news comes in the week that a for sale sign went up outside the King Street premises.
Herald owner Andy Barr said: “When I bought the newspaper, the King Street building was not part of the transaction, and we have been exploring options for an alternative base for some time. We plan to relocate to an alternative town-centre building in the new year.
The Cumberland & Westmorland Herald moved to 14 King Street in 1903, having occupied various other premises in the town since it was founded in 1860.