Johnston Press, one of the UK’s leading regional newspaper groups,
announces the acquisition of eight free weekly newspapers and their
related editions from Trinity Mirror plc for a cash consideration of
The titles include the Peterborough
Herald & Post, the Northampton Herald & Post, the Derby
Trader and five other free newspapers which circulate in and around
The deal is subject to the approval of
the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.
The titles will be incorporated as appropriate into the North, South
and East Midlands Divisions of Johnston Press plc.