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London weeklies relaunched as single title in Newsquest shake-up

A trio of weekly newspapers in North East London have been relaunched under a single brand in a shake-up by publisher Newsquest.

The Waltham Forest Guardian, Chingford Guardian and Wanstead and Woodford Guardian have been replaced by the East London and West Essex Guardian.

At the same time Newsquest has also relaunched the Epping Forest Guardian so that its design matches that of the new East London title.

Both titles are edited by Victoria Birch, who took over the role of group editor for Newsquest North London in January 2017.
Michael Harper, managing director of Newsquest Essex & North London said: “We’re pleased with the launch of two new titles, The Epping Guardian and the East London & West Essex Guardian.

“The launches followed an extensive market research project asking our east London readers how best our Guardian series could serve their communities.

“The two new titles have more local news pages as well as business, schools coverage and sport and a bumper new property section – and have gone down really well with readers and advertisers.”

The news was announced in a Tweet on the East London Guardian Twitter page.

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  • October 2, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Well that’s one way for Newsquest to save a a few quid on staff. “The two new titles have more local news pages” – but not necessarily from your locality.

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