Iliffe buys East Midlands free papers from Trinity

Independent regional publisher Iliffe News and Media has bought the Herald and Post series of free weekly newspapers from Trinity Mirror.

The titles, which have a combined distribution of 113,000, are the Northampton Herald & Post, the East Northants Herald & Post Series, the Brackley & Towcester Herald & Post and the Market Harborough Herald & Post.

Iliffe chief executive David Fordham said: ‘Despite the current challenging market conditions, we firmly believe in the long term future of local media and by acquiring these titles we will significantly enhance our publishing business.

“We are delighted that, together with Trinity Mirror, we have reached an agreement which ensures these titles continue to serve their local communities.”

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