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Launch for two new London titles

Two new titles have been added to the Times/Chronicle series produced by North West London Newspapers.

Following the successful launch of the Hammersmith Times, Kensington Times and Harrow & Sudbury Chronicle at the start of 2002, the group has introduced the Westminster Times and Camden Times for 2003.

NWLN is a division of Independent Regionals, the UK regional publishing division of Independent News & Media (UK) Ltd.

The Camden Times joins the Kilburn Times, Willesden & Brent Chronicle, Wembley and Kingsbury Chronicle and Harrow & Sudbury Chronicle in the Kilburn Times series.

The Westminster Times will be published alongside the Hammersmith Times, Kensington Times and Paddington Times in the Hammersmith Times series.

NWLN editor Tim Cole said: “At a time when other newspaper groups are making cutbacks and their newspapers are in decline, Independent Regionals is once again investing in new and improved products.

“We believe our stimulating mix of hard news, community reporting, eye-catching features, lively leisure pages and top class sports coverage will win us many more new readers over the coming year.”

General manager Tony Portelli said: “2002 was a tremendous year with significant growth shown across all areas of the NWLN business, the investment in the two new titles will once again drive our business forward in 2003.”

NWLN has been serving the communities of North West London for more than 130 years and sees the new titles as a logical extension.

The Westminster Times will serve the southern half of the City of Westminster complementing the Paddington Times coverage in the north.

The Camden Times will extend the group’s coverage of that borough into Swiss Cottage, Hampstead and Camden Town.

This will match up with the coverage of the eastern and southern parts of the borough by the Camden Chronicle, produced by NWLN’s sister division North London Newspapers.

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