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End of an era as weekly moves out of Richmond after 130 years

The Richmond and Twickenham Times is moving from its home in Richmond after more than 130 years.

More than 30 staff are due to relocate from its King Street offices later this month to a new base in Twickenham.

It will mark the end of an era for the Newsquest paper, which was founded by Edward King in 1873 and has always been based in Richmond.

Assistant editor Scott Barr said the new offices, at Allied House on London Road in Twickenham, were more centrally placed and modern.

He said: “We are moving to the heart of our circulation area.

“If you look back over history previous owners have highlighted Twickenham as the key area – it’s where the council and police are and it’s the main area for us.”

The new base will be home to 12 journalists, who also produce the Brentford, Chiswick and Isleworth Times, and the free Guardian series for Hounslow, Richmond and Staines.

Newsquest’s lease on the King Street premises has come to an end and the offices, in a prime spot in Richmond, have been sold for development.

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