A weekly launched during a newspaper war between two rival publishers has been closed after less than 11 months.
The Independent was launched with a print run of 13,500 and was edited by Peter Lindsey, who was formerly in charge at JP’s two Eastbourne titles before losing his job in 2009 as part of cost-cutting measures.
It is not yet known whether Peter will be remaining with the company as a result of the closure, but it is understood that he could be offered a new role.
At the time of the Independent’s launch, he said: “I am delighted to be working on this exciting project. I will be putting my heart and soul into this new paper.
“I will be reporting on the news as well as being actively involved in the community – just as I was when editor before.
“Eastbourne is a wonderful place, full of wonderful people, and it will be a privilege to be able to communicate and interact again with the public in this way.”
Newsquest has declined to comment.