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June 3, 2016updated 07 Jun 2016 8:29am

Archant to close London-wide news website London24

By Freddy Mayhew

Archant has confirmed it will be closing its London-wide news website London24.com, putting five jobs at risk.

The site, based out of Archant’s office in Barking, east London, employs four editorial staff including editor Kate Nelson, two news reporters and one sports reporter. Its commercial arm is headed up by a single business development director.

A spokesperson for the company said: “Archant can confirm that the decision has been made to close London24.”

“The company has completed a consultation process with the five affected members of staff this week.”

It’s not clear when the website will close but Press Gazette understands it could be within a matter of weeks.

Archant recently took the decision not to replace two additional sports reporters on London24 after they moved on, despite sport being a major driver of traffic for the site.

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