London Weekly set to revive free paper battle


Nick Clark, The Independent, 7th Dec’09

The London Evening Standard’s monopoly on the free commuter newspaper market in the capital will be shortlived – because a rival title is to be launched next year.

 

Despite the collapse of both London Lite and thelondonpaper in recent months, a company called Global Publishing Group is preparing to launch The London Weekly on 1 February.

Global Publishing – which describes itself as a partnership set up by five private investors last year – has raised about £10.5m to launch the title and plans to distribute 250,000 copies at Underground stations on Fridays and Saturdays.

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