A free newspaper circulating to homes in East London has been relaunched in tabloid format.
The Romford and Havering Post has gone from a quarterfold to a 48-page tabloid paper with the first new-look edition hitting the streets last week.
The weekly title, which is delivered free to 16,500 homes in the borough of Havering, will operate as a sister title to Archant London’s flagship paid-for the Romford Recorder and will focus on breaking news and “lighter, quirky stories.”
Recorder editor Chris Carter will continue to have editorial oversight of the paper assisted by Laura Burnip who has been newly-appointed as news editor after joining Archant as a senior reporter in June 2014.
Said Laura: “I’m delighted to be coming on board as news editor of the paper. While the Recorder provides in-depth analysis, interviews and features, the Post will give readers a mid-week update on breaking news.
“We want to make it an entertaining read, with fun and quirky stories, and highlight our readers’ achievements.”
Jackie Ross, features, entertainments, private classified and leaflets manager, said: “So far we have had good feedback from advertisers who feel the tabloid is more of a newspaper – the quarterfold was preserved more as a magazine.”
“The new tabloid Havering Post should attract more national bookings.”
The new-look paper will include a charity page, animals page and two education pages each week as well as a series of new columnists.
Pictured below are Laura (left), Chris and Jackie with the first new-look edition.