Kent on Sunday to CLOSE at the end of November after 15 years of publishing
PUBLISHED: 15:16 10 November 2017 | UPDATED: 15:16 10 November 2017
This content is subject to copyright.
Sister title to this website shut down by publishers Archant.
Kent on Sunday, sister title of this website, has confirmed it is to close at the end of the month.
The free newspaper was first published 15 years ago and has won a number of major national and regional awards.
The last edition will be published on November 26.
The announcement to staff was made on Friday morning.
The KentNews website will also be closing.
Chief executive of parent company Archant, Jeff Henry, told staff: “It is with much regret that I am announcing that Archant is to close Kent on Sunday.
“It has been a challenging period for the newspaper industry as a whole and whilst we have sought to stabilise this part of the business over many years, the continuing decline in commercial revenues has had an adverse effect on this newspaper title.
“I would like to thank the committed members of staff who have worked tirelessly to make Kent on Sunday one of the most revered regional newspapers in the country.
“We will aim to find roles for as many staff as we can across other parts of the Archant portfolio, but we believe that there will be a number of redundancies as a result of this change.”
Kent on Sunday editor Chris Britcher said: “Obviously we are all hugely disappointed at the decision.
“However, we have seen the direction the industry is going in and the challenges we have faced have been enormous.
“We all take enormous pride in Kent on Sunday and during its 15 years I have worked with some fabulously talented people - and continue to do so.
“We will ensure our last two editions celebrate our legacy.”