Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines

June 5, 2013

Reduced Life Expectancy

Filed under: closures,consumer magazines — privatefraser @ 12:34 pm

So it appears that the termination of NorthEast Life by Archant wasn’t just a one off vindictive act against the Geordies, but part of a wider Archant pruning of their portfolio of county  titles; six magazines in total are discovering that ‘Life’ doesn’t always go on. Letterboxes in Shropshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire & Wye Valley, Wiltshire will now be spared estate agents’ press releases repackaged as a glossy magazine.

The surprise isn’t, of course, that these titles are folding, but that they’ve survived this long. Let’s see how many of Archant’s surviving titles make it into next year.




  1. My Wiltshire snout commented: “Even the butcher at Burcombe has an untaken pile on the window sill, it does not get much more “Wiltshire Life” than Burcombe.”

    Comment by William Avery — June 15, 2013 @ 9:49 pm | Reply

    • My mistake, it’s Wiltshire Magazine that’s going. Wiltshire Life will continue to clutter the county’s waiting room tables, butcher’s shop windowsills, etc.

      Comment by William Avery — June 17, 2013 @ 10:53 am | Reply

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