9pm Friday night text tells staff: 'We've gone into administration'

9pm Friday night text tells staff: 'We've gone into administration'

Staff at one of the UK’s biggest newspaper groups received texts at 9.30pm on Friday night to explain that the company had gone into administration and their contracts were being transferred to a new company.

David King, CEO of Johnston Press, the now defunct publisher of The i newspaper, The Scotsman and Yorkshire post, texted staff late on Friday to reveal the news.

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