Dandy may close after 75 years

The UK’s oldest comic may cease publication, as its circulation dips below 8,000, from a peak of 2m. The home to characters including Desperate Dan, the cow pie loving cowboy, was launched in 1937 but is facing difficulty competing with new media. A spokesperson for publisher DC Thomson said: “We are carrying out a review of our magazines business to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing publishing industry.”