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Trader (defunct)

The Trader was a weekly freesheet tabloid newspaper distributed to homes in the seaside town of Scarborough in North Yorkshire.

It was founded in 1981 as a competitor to the Scarborough Evening News published by Yorkshire Regional Newspapers, a branch of the nationwide regional newspaper giants Johnston Press. In the 1990s YRN took it over.

It was published on Thursdays. Its offices were in Scarborough.

It had no website of its own; its web presence was through the website of the Evening News.

It ceased publication in September 2011 in order to allow staff to focus on producing the Evening News.