Reporters and ad staff at Luton on Sunday and Northampton Herald & Post to work 'without the constraints of an office'

Local World has closed the Luton on Sunday and Northampton Herald and Post offices.

Editorial production of the two titles, of the LSN Media division of Iliffe News and Media, which has been part of Local World since the start of last year, has been transferred to Bedford.

Reporters and ad sales staff will operate without an office but will have the use of new "hubs" based at the Culture Centre in Luton and the Guildhall in Northampton.

Richard Duxbury, managing director of Cambridge Newspapers and LSN Media, said: “We continue to build our town centre presence in our key markets now that our employees are mobilised and can generate sales and content without the constraints of an office. 

“The Luton and Northampton hubs will offer a greater service to our clients and bring us closer to our local audience.”

Elsewhere, Steve Lowe, content director of the titles since December last year and previously editor-in-chief, has left the company.

Lowe joined LSN Media in 1998 as a reporter, becoming political correspondent, news editor, group editor and than editor-in-chief in 2004.

Duxbury said: “Steve has always led by example and has been a fantastic member of the team. We wish him the best and thank him for all his hard work.”

According to Holdthefrontpage, Duxbury became managing director of the former Iliffe businesses in Cambridge, Bedforshire and the South Midlands in April.

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