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City news title revives print edition after three-year break

A city news title is set to return to publishing a regular print edition after a three-year break.

Bristol 24/7 has announced it will be launching a brand new quarterly magazine in spring 2023.

B24/7, which currently operates as an online-only title, previously ran a monthly print edition that was shelved due to the pandemic.

Earlier in 2022, the title warned it faced closure by the end of the year without further financial backing. However, it now says it has now “stabilised enough” to be able to bring back the magazine with a 20,00 print run.

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Editor Martin Booth said: “I can’t wait for everyone across our city to get their hands on the new Bristol24/7 quarterly magazine.

“It’s testament to the hard work of all of our team that Bristol24/7 has not just survived as a digital-first publication but thrived.

“But we are all incredibly excited about the return of a printed magazine, which will enable us to cover more in-depth the issues that matter in our city.”

B24/7 trialled a return to print last year, with the publication of a Festival Guide, EatDrink 24/7 Guide and a Student Guide. All three will continue annually alongside the revived quarterly edition.

Bristol24/7 Community and Memberships Manager, Meg Houghton-Gilmour said: “We hear a lot from our readers and members about how much they miss our magazine.

“There’s something really special about being able to read a physical product in an increasingly digital world.

“We want to reward our community of readers and members who supported us through such a tricky time by bringing back our magazine and distributing it for free.”

Locals will be able to pick up the new quarterly magazine from independent cultural venues, coffee shops, bars and restaurants across Bristol.