View From publishing facing closure threat

View From Publishing, the series of free weeklies in Somerset and Devon launched by journalist Philip Evans five years ago, has signalled that it could close unless a buyer can be found.

The group employs 25 staff, seven of whom are journalists – holdthefrontpage reports. It has filed its intention to go into administration.

Earlier this week, Tindle Newspapers revealed that it had bought the monthly View From Blackdown Hills title.

According to some estimates up to 100 newspapers have closed as a result of the current econonmic downturn. The vast majority of these have been free weekly or monthly local newspapers.

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