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Northcliffe closes free city weekly in portfolio review

Regional publisher Northcliffe Media has axed one of the country’s biggest free weekly newspapers as part of its ongoing portfolio review.

The Nottingham Recorder had an average weekly distribution of 145,080 according to the most recent ABC figures.

But the company has confirmed that last Wednesday’s edition of the title will be the last.

The Recorder was produced from the same office as its daily Northcliffe sister title the Nottingham Post. It is unclear how many jobs are affected.

A Northcliffe Media spokesman said:  “The Nottingham Recorder has been closed as part of a wider review of the portfolio across Northcliffe Media.

“The final edition of the newspaper was published on 29th June.”

The portfolio review was announced by new managing director Steve Auckland after he took over in March.

Since then the company has announced that its Torquay daily the Herald Express will go weekly on 15 July, but the Recorder is the first title to be closed.

The paper’s closure leaves the Nottingham and Long Eaton Topper as the only free distribution title in the city.

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  • July 4, 2011 at 10:56 am
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    Sadly another one bites the dust! And the effect on jobs?

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  • July 4, 2011 at 6:14 pm
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    Talk about running for cover! They have now left the NEP totally exposed to a rate war that they can never win or should even be in! Why not look at other options/opportunities that could involve the Recorder staff!

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