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London weekly title ceases publication

A South-West London weekly newspaper has published its final edition.

The Wandsworth Borough News was first published in the 1880s but its 123-year history finally came to an end just before Christmas.

In recent years the paid-for title has been a sub-edition of the Newsquest-owned Surrey Comet.

According to a message on the paper’s website, it will now be incorporated into the part-free, part-paid for Wandsworth Guardian.

Editor Sean Duggan confirmed the closure but added that there were no plans for any redundancies.

Surrey Comet group editor Andrew Parkes was unavailable for comment.


Paul Lagan (06/01/2009 13:03:52)
Sad news about the WBN.
Newquest bought the title from Dimbelby group a few years back and converted it into a nice-looking tabloid.
The free Guardian series of title were and are top-quality products. Let’s hope there are no redundancies as Mr Duggan suggests.

Little Johnny Jewel (11/01/2009 17:13:16)
And so the lamb lies down with the fox, eh?
I know their game and their game is up.
Knowworra I mean?