Iliffe Media Launches The Bishop’s Stortford Independent

Iliffe Media has launched a paid-for weekly title The Bishop’s Stortford Independent, the latest in a series of print launches by local publishers.  

Priced 80p, The Bishop’s Stortford Independent is printed at the Iliffe Print centre in Cambridge.

Ricky Allan, regional managing director for Iliffe Media, said: “This is a proud moment for Iliffe Media and the Iliffe family.

“The growth and investment we have made in the past year, with the acquisition of 14 former Johnston Press titles, along with the addition of the Kent Messenger group, underlines the Iliffe belief that delivering high-quality, relevant, trustworthy and entertaining local news will receive the support of the community it serves.”

Bishop’s Stortford Independent editor Paul Winspear said: “The community’s response, in terms of messages and gestures of support and goodwill, to our announcement on social media about our launch has been phenomenal.”

The Bishop’s Stortford Independent is the latest in a series of print launches by local publishers.  

Last month, Trinity Mirror and Newsquest both announced new paid-for titles and an increase in coverage for the town of Oldham.

And, earlier this year, Newsquest launched The Warrington Post and the Christchurch Times as well as announcing the launch of another edition of The Argus