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Forth Independent buys East Kilbride Mail

Forth Independent Newspapers Ltd, publishers of the Wee County News, has bought the East Kilbride Mail for an undisclosed sum. The free weekly was launched a year ago by businessmen Steve McLaughlin, former circulation director of the Daily Record, and

New launch sees East Kilbride get its second weekly

The first issue of the East Kilbride Mail has hit the streets – just three weeks after staff set to work on the new title. The paid-for weekly, which will rival Trinity Mirror’s East Kilbride News, is set to be

Johnston secures three more papers

Three Scottish newspapers are to be transferred to Johnston Press after the Government gave permission for Regional Independent Media to hand them over. The papers are Stornaway Gazette & West Coast Advertiser, The Galloway Gazette & Stranraer News, and the

Johnston plans to buy RIM in £560m deal

Johnston Press is planning to buy Regional Independent Media for £560m. Johnston, the UK’s fourth-largest regional newspaper group, is launching a £220m rights issue of shares in connection with the deal. The deal is agreed and has already been approved

RIM to further cut costs

Page 1 of 2 Further savings are to be targeted by Regional Independent Media to offset the impact of the foot and mouth epidemic on the economy. The company, which publishes the Yorkshire Post and Sheffield Star, saw turnover in

Profits up at regional newspaper group

Regional Independent Media appears to have found an answer to the economic downturn, with an announcement of increased operating profits for 2001. Operating profit for the company as a whole increased by eight per cent to £44.1m and turnover by