New FREE pa­per launched in Old­ham

Oldham Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE -

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

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