Trinity Mirror is set to shut a series of four free weekly titles at the end of the month because they are “no longer commercially sustainable”.
The regional publisher has announced it will close the Times series in Kent, which publishes Canterbury, Whitstable, Herne Bay and Faversham editions.
The announcement comes after HTFP revealed last week that the Ely News, Haverhill News and Newmarket News are set to close at the end of this month, while Bedfordshire on Sunday will become a midweek free paper and its companion website will be closed in early October.
In June, the company announced it was shutting the bi-weekly Wirral News because there was “no longer a viable future” for it.
No jobs are at risk as a result of the closures in Kent, and news in the areas affected will continue to be covered by TM’s county-wide Kent Live website.
A Trinity Mirror spokesman said: “Following a review of our portfolio we are regretfully proposing to close the Canterbury Times series (Whitstable/Herne Bay/Faversham) as they are no longer commercially sustainable.
“These markets will continue to be served by our growing site www.kentlive.news which reached an average of 404,000 people a week in August, an increase of 91pc year-on-year, and has a social media following of more than 60,000.
“There are no job losses as a result of the closure. The last edition of the Canterbury Times will be w/c 25 September 2017.”