Tindle Newspapers Launches Four Titles for London

Tindle Newspapers has announced the launch of four newspapers for London.

The launch of the London Weekly News, which will cover the centre of the capital, is to be accompanied by the relaunch of the Westminster and Pimlico News , Kensington News, and the Chelsea News.

The Westminster and Pimlico News and the Chelsea News were first established in l857 while the Kensington News was first launched in 1869.

These three titles will appear inside the London Weekly News, which will in part be aimed at the five million tourists who come to London each year as well as appearing in their own boroughs,

Karen Sheppard and Philip Evans have been appointed as managing directors of a newly formed subsidiary company of the Tindle Newspapers Group called Capital News Media.

Sir Ray commented: “Philip and Karen and the staff have done a tremendous job. They have exceeded my expectations and Wendy and I are well pleased with what they have produced. The papers are magnificent, particularly bearing in mind we only gave them four weeks from our first mention to them of the project.”

“These new papers can now be added to the 19 new local weeklies we have launched since the recession started. We have also bought about 20 other local titles in those same six years. The new ones bring the total added since six years ago to about 43.

The object was to try to replace the lost national advertisement revenue with new local revenue. It has certainly worked in most cases. This London launch, of course, could only be by way of an experiment. Whatever the outcome, however, everyone can see that the staff of TNL are continuing the six-year battle against recession by taking this further positive step.”

“Weeklies, in my opinion,” said Sir Ray, “have a great future publishing local news in depth.”