Publishers announce OneMK is to close next week

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The newspaper OneMK is to close next week, its publishers have announced, along with two other titles in Northampton and Luton. The free weekly newspaper will put out its last edition on October 27. Its website will also be closing, Trinity Mirror has confirmed.

The company is also closing Luton on Sunday, which will cease publishing at the end of next month, along with Northampton based Herald & Post which will also stop printing at the end of November.

In a statement released by the company, a spokesman said: “We are closing three free weekly titles in Milton Keynes Luton and Northampton as part of a review of our portfolio to look at how we best serve our readers and advertisers in these markets.

“We are not exiting these markets but will retain a presence in a different way. We believe there is a better way for us to provide content and commercial solutions for the local communities, for example through a schedule of niche products and awards & events.

“We will also be increasing the focus on Bedfordshire on Sunday which remains as both a print title and website. We will be increasing distribution of this title into Luton and broadening our online coverage.

“The number of roles we require to deliver the new portfolio of products is less than the current structure and as a result the business proposes to reduce the headcount, so unfortunately a number of roles in Editorial and Commercial are at risk of redundancy as part of these changes.”