New FREE paper launched in Oldham
BRITAIN’S biggest free weekly newspaper will be dropping through your door next Wednesday.
The Manchester Weekly News will be distributed to more than 265,000 homes across the Greater Manchester city region.
And Oldham will be getting its own special edition of the Weekly News tailored to the local community.
Editor in chief Rob Irvine said: “The new Manchester Weekly News will be a great addition to our portfolio, offering an excellent service of local news and opinion and supporting the Manchester Evening News and our website.
“Roughly half of the content of the new paper will be editionised so that local communities continue to be well served.
“It will also give people a rounded picture of what is happening around the region.
“As a result of our multimedia strategy we are reaching more people in Greater Manchester than we have in a generation.
“Our website manchestereveningnews.co.uk is the most popular regional news website in the country. Last month an average of more than 170,000 people in Manchester visited the site every day.
“Globally we reached more than nine million readers across the month.”
As well as local and community news, the Weekly News will include highlights of what’s on in Manchester, fashion, shopping and lifestyle features plus a round-up of the latest news and opinion for fans of Manchester United and Manchester City.
Managing director Paul O’Halloran said: “The Manchester Weekly News will provide us with circa 400,000 readers with the high ABC1 profile audience our clients want to reach.
“Adding Britain’s biggest free weekly newspaper to the current stable of Manchester Evening News, Metro, paid-for weekly titles and Britain’s biggest regional website will ensure we reach more than eight in ten adults across Greater Manchester every week.”
The new Manchester Weekly News will replace the Oldham Advertiser, the final edition of which has been published this week.
To advertise in the new Manchester Weekly News call 0161 829 3300.
The Manchester Weekly News will be aunched next week and will be distributed to more than 265,000 homes
Editor in chief Rob Irvine