A new paper which is set to be Britain’s biggest free weekly has hit the streets today.
The new paper is being delivered to more than 265,000 homes across Greater Manchester from today.
It has been localised into eight editions – Salford, Tameside & Oldham, Stockport East, Stockport West, South Manchester, Sale & Altrincham, Stretford & Urmston, and Wilmslow.
The changes led to the loss of nine jobs, although the creation of new digital roles by publisher Trinity Mirror meant there was no net loss of jobs overall.
Editor-in-chief Rob Irvine said: “The Manchester Weekly News serves a hugely diverse patch and has managed to capture the essence of each discrete area whilst recognising how issues and events across Greater Manchester affect everyone.
“It’s a significant statement of how MEN Media continues to serve its audience across all platforms.
“The Manchester Evening News has always been a friend dropping in. Now there’s another friend which has dropped into our customers’ homes.”
The new title features local and community news plus with important stories from around the region, City Life pages with previews of shows and listings of events and sports coverage from the MEN’s football writers.