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Newsquest buys Dimbleby Newspapers

Newsquest has bought the long-established local newspaper group, DimblebyNewspapers, which is headed by broadcaster David Dimbleby.

The deal, still subject to clearance by the Trade Secretary, covers nine titles in London.

The Richmond & Twickenham Times; Kingston, Surbiton & New Malden Times; Putney & Wimbledon Times; Brentford, Chiswick & Isleworth Times; Barnes, Mortlake & Sheen Times; Teddington & Hampton Times; Hounslow, Feltham and Hanworth Times; Wandsworth Borough News and Battersea News are included in the sale.

According to the Newspaper Society, Dimbleby Newspapers is ranked as theUK’s 46th biggest regional publisher with a total weekly circulation of30,996 copies.

The Dimbleby family’s involvement with the company can be traced back to1896.

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