Johnston Press quits internet news feeds..?

THIS is very odd and disappointing. Every single RSS feed from the newspapers of troubled publisher Johnston Press I subscribe to (17, since you ask) appears to have stopped over the past day or two. Even Belfast’s News Letter has “This feed no longer exists” displayed at the top of the feed. I found them very useful for NI News, but does anyone know why it’s happened? Is it revenge on free news parasites? Or just an technical glitch? This comes as three groups are shortlisted by Johnston to make final bids for its southern Irish regional newspapers. According to the Irish Times, the sale is “not expected to achieve much more than €40 million”, while the group has debts of £477 million.

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