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Bi-weekly to move to new town centre offices

A bi-weekly newspaper is moving to new offices in the heart of its patch in a move hailed as an “investment in the future” by its new owners.

The Lynn News was one of the former Johnston Press titles purchased by Iliffe Media in a £17m deal earlier this year.

Now Iliffe has increased its investment by buying a property in King’s Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place which will become the newspaper’s main office.

It follows the decision to reopen the reception at the current office in Purfleet Street and to recruite additional editorial staff for the paper, which comes out on Tuesdays and Fridays.

King's Lynn's Tuesday Market Place where the Lynn News will have new offices

King’s Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place where the Lynn News will have new offices

Editor Mark Leslie said: “This is very exciting news for all of us who work for the Lynn News and our readers and customers.

“It’s great to be moving to somewhere which will enable us to continue to grow and will be designed and equipped to suit the demands of a modern media business. Our current location has served us well, but it is time to move on.”

Richard Parkinson, managing director of the Lynn News, said: “This move underlines our long-term commitment to West Norfolk, by moving to a prime location in the heart of King’s Lynn.

“We have some work to do, because it is a 17th century building, and we are assessing what needs to be done. But we want to move in as soon as possible. In due course, readers and advertisers will be invited to come in and celebrate our opening.”

Edward Iliffe, chief executive of Iliffe Media, said: “We simply don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to newspaper publishing. Like King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, the Lynn News has a proud, unique heritage.

“It has served the local community since 1840. We’re now investing in its future; in people, in products and in property.”

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  • July 18, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Good to see – especially at a time when other groups in the region have been moving some senior staff away from the districts to the head office.

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