Trinity Mirror axes 'unsustainable' London series - Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle

Trinity Mirror is to close several of its London papers which form part of the Hammersmith and Fulham Chronicle series – having deemed the free papers unsustainable.

The closure of the series, which includes the Kensington and Chelsea Chronicle and the Westminster Chronicle, will put 15 jobs at risk of redundancy.

Trinity Mirror Southern said in a statement: “Following a recent review of the portfolio in West London it has become clear that some areas of the business have become unsustainable.

“As a result the company is proposing to close the Hammersmith and Fulham Chronicle Series. The final edition will be published on Friday 25 April.

“Additionally, once the lease expires at the Uxbridge premises the office function and staff will be relocated to the Watford site. The company will also support remote working and relocation to other Trinity Mirror Southern offices where practical.

“Regrettably, these proposals mean that 15 roles are now at risk of redundancy."

All the other titles which are currently based in Uxbridge, including The Ealing Gazetter, the Harrow Observer and the Uxbridge Gazette, will continue to function.

However, all staff from that location will be relocated to the Watford site.

Last month Trinity Mirror digital sales director Shaun Jordan told The Drum there are plans underway to make a “major investment” in online video as the company looks to transform itself into a multimedia business.

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