Regional newspaper group Archant has bought six monthly lifestyle magazines from Highbury for £6.1 million. The glossy A4 titles – Southwest, The Hill, The Guide, Living South, The Green and Northwest– are distributed through estate agents, garages, supermarkets, and by door-to-door delivery, with a total circulation of nearly 400,000. They are aimed at upmarket homes in north, west and south London.
The sale continues the splitting up of Highbury, which has agreed to sell its consumer titles to Future and sold its trade titles in February. In the same month, Archant bought Romsey Publishing Group, owner of nine magazines, including The English Garden, The English Home and Canal Boat.
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