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Bi-weekly bought by staff relaunches with ‘modern new look’

A bi-weekly newspaper taken over by staff earlier this year has relaunched with a “modern new look”.

The revamped South London Press now features increased pagination to account for more readers’ letters and memories, as well as an expanded and refreshed entertainments section to cover the whole of the capital.

The SLP’s Tuesday edition will also receive a cleaner look with more content and a greater focus on sport, which owner Capital Media Newspapers Ltd describes as a “big part of the title’s appeal”, and the introduction of a new two-page sports nostalgia section.

The relaunch, unveiled last Friday, also sees the introduction of more guest columnists and the return of the newspaper’s leader column, along with new and expanded platforms for health, travel, business, motoring and property.

Friday's edition of the relaunched SLP

Friday’s edition of the relaunched SLP

Former Western Daily Press editor Tim Dixon was recruited to front the redesign.

The SLP was sold to Capital Media as part of a deal with local managers by previous owner Tindle in January.

Capital Media Newspapers Ltd chairman, chief executive and co-owner Philip Evans said: “Since acquiring the South London titles from Tindle Newspapers in a management buy-out in January, we have been carrying out readership research to get a better idea of how we are viewed by our readers.

“There is huge loyalty to both the Tuesday and Friday editions and the new-look South London Press is aimed at retaining our existing readership and an attempt to win back those we have lost.”

The SLP’s cover price remains unchanged at 50p.

Partner and co-owner Hannah Walker said: “We will continue to champion South London shouting out about issues that matter to South Londoners.”