Special report: The end of the affair - GMG sells the Manchester Evening News

Some 189 years after The Manchester Guardian was founded – Guardian Media Group has sold the Manchester Evening News and its other regional newspapers to Trinity Mirror for £7.4m.

A further £37.4 is being lumped into the deal from GMG being released from its printing contracts with Trinity.

The MEN building is not included in the deal – so MEN journalists will soon be leaving their integrated multimedia newsroom for new offices in Oldham.

The sell-off marks the end of a close relationship between the MEN and The Guardian which dates back more than 140 years – when they first shared offices.

See all Press Gazette’s coverage of yesterday’s news below and on Peter Kirwan’s Media Money blog: 7m for the Manchester Evening News: Carolyn McCall isn’t related to the Barclay brothers.

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