Iliffe Media signals belief in future of local press with buyout of the Kent Messenger group

Iliffe Media has acquired KM Media Group as the Kent publisher struggled under massive “pension liabilities” that had impacted on investment. The group produces nine paid-for and four free newspapers including the award-winning Kent Messenger series and the Kentish Gazette, established in 1717. It also runs kentonline.co.uk, which has 140,014 daily average unique browsers, according to ABC figures, as well as the KMFM radio network, which it claims reaches 164,000 weekly listeners.

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