Tuesday 27 October 2009

Looks like lights out for London Lite

Associated Newspapers today announced it has entered a period of consultation over the future of London Lite, its free London evening title, which may result in closure. The Lite has been under threat ever since the London Evening Standard decided to go free.
Consultation will take place with 36 London Lite employees before a final decision is made.
Steve Auckland, managing director, Associated Newspapers Free Division, said: “The latest development in the London afternoon free newspaper space dictates that we look again at the future of London Lite. Despite reaching a large audience with an excellent editorial format, we are concerned about the commercial viability in this highly competitive area”.
News International closed its free in the capital, thelondonpaper, last month.

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