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New lifestyle magazine launch for former newspaper editor

A former newspaper and magazine editor is launching his new project today.

Don Hale was made redundant from North Wales Living at Christmas after the magazine ceased production.

Undeterred, he set up Coast and Country Productions Ltd and assembled a small editorial team to launch Coast and Country Living Magazine.

The new monthly will be run from the team’s office in Llandudno, north Wales, and carry lifestyle and history features as well as reports on places of local interest.

Don told holdthefrontpage: “I was made redundant from my position as editor of North Wales Living magazine and it has turned out to be one of the best things that ever happened.

“I ran my own company before I joined North Wales Living and, with some of the other staff that were made redundant, we have started the new magazine.

“It is a free lifestyle magazine covering north Wales, mid Wales, Chester, Cheshire, Shrewsbury and parts of Shropshire.

“The circulation will be 10,000 to 15,000, rising to 20,000, and will be delivered to hotels, shops, businesses and selected postcodes.”

Joining Don are editor Carolle Doyle and designers Katie Gatton and Paul Gibson.

The magazine, primarily aimed at the over-40s, will also appear as a digital version on its website where readers can “flip” over the pages on-screen.

The first issue has a portrait of Rolf Harris, a feature on Shrewsbury’s new theatre and a look at Chester Food and Drink Festival.

Don was previously the editor of the Matlock Mercury and is also a published author.

He was awarded an OBE for campaigning journalism and fought tirelessly for a review into the murder conviction of 17-year-old Stephen Downing.

Downing served 27 years in jail for killing Derbyshire woman Wendy Sewell but was released in 2001 by the Court of Appeal.


Leo Sreelesh (31/03/2008 06:44:44)
Dear sir
Go ahead taking up challenges that may prop up every time in print media.I hope you can do it exceptionally well.I am from India, while searching for a new magazine I chanced upon you, any way it is a happy discovery.My journey in the net was to find magazine to contribute on a regualar basis from India, kerala on exotic life style and human situations.I can do travelogue.I am nearing to be published author, that will happen few weeks from now.The book is on individuality and creativity.
Dear sir how about me contributing to you from kerala, the southern state of India.I have here so many things to tell but for an Indian magazine that may soud redudant,but your readers may find it really intriguing.I hope you will atleast think over it.
Hoping to hearing from you soon
Leo sreelesh
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Phone +91 9946728672

None of your business (20/05/2008 19:39:55)
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  • March 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Dear Sir, kindly let me know if you have an editorial team in India. I am writing to you from a PR Agency and I would like to touch base with them for my international clients.

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