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Weekly moves offices to make way for bus station

A weekly newspaper is to move to new town centre offices to make way for an £80m bus station regeneration project.

The Hinckley Times will move out of its base on Brunel Road later this month to new headquarters in the Atkins building, on Lower Bond Street.

Its current offices are set to be bulldozed as part of an £80m redevelopment scheme to build a new bus station along with a multiplex cinema and shops, which are expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

The paper will be based at the Atkins building from 23 November, which is a former hosiery factory which has been redeveloped to provide creative studios and office space.

In an article announcing the move, editor Simon Holden wrote: “Our Brunel Road office is making way for the new bus station development.

“It seems fitting that a newspaper that has been around in the town since 1889 will be moving into such a famous and fantastic building which has been lovingly restored recently.

“Work is currently underway fitting out a corner of the building into our new headquarters. And in due course, we will be inviting our readers down to visit us.

“Until then, it is business as usual at Brunel Road.”

The plans for the new bus station have been discussed for many years and were finally approved by the government in April after a public inquiry last year.