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Devon, Dorset & Somerset Series of Newspapers Limited publish and distribute 15 local free newspapers with a combined weekly distribution of over 46,500 in East Devon, West Dorset and South Somerset.
Our weekly Dorset titles - View from Bridport, View from Beaminster, View from Lyme Regis, View from Dorchester, View from Weymouth andView from Portland - have a weekly distribution of over 20,000; our titles in South Somerset - Crewkerne Weekender, Chard Weekender and Ilminster Weekender - have a combined total of 8,500; our Devon titles - Pulman's View from Axminster, Pulman's View from Colyton, Pulman's View from Seaton, Pulman's View from Honiton, Pulman's View from Ottery St Mary and Pulman's View from Sidmouth - have a total of 18,000.
Our aim is to provide a comprehensive news coverage of all the areas we cover which reflects the aspirations and achievements of our readers with the emphasis very much on positive community news.
We also provide an editorial, design and distribution service for other publishers.
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The Crewkerne Weekender, Chard Weekender and Ilminster Weekender launched in October 2010. A total of 8,500 copies a week are distributed across the area - including supermarkets - every Friday.
The emphasis is very much on the community events that make South Somerset such an interesting place to live and work.
We hope The Weekender helps make your weekend more enjoyable.
- If you have a story for the Weekender, please contact Marion Draper on 07771 641506.
- For advertising, contact Marie Austin on 01297 446153.
- If you have any comments to make on the Weekender, e-mail publisher and editor Philip Evans on email@example.com
Property View is our free weekly guide to the local property market, published in the Pulman's View Devon titles (every Tuesday) and the View from Dorset titles (Wednesday / Thursday).
We also publish a property section, Weekender Homes, in our South Somerset titles (every Friday).
DON'T miss the essential entertainment section in your favourite View From free community newspaper every week.
View 2 offers extended coverage of the leisure scene in East Devon and South & West Dorset.
As well as reporting on all the major events from Weymouth to Lyme Regis, View 2 also includes regular columns on the music scene, television, film and travel.
There is also a free listings section for local events and a leisure directory.
As part of the View From titles for Weymouth, Portland, Dorchester, Bridport, Beaminster and Lyme Regis, the View 2 section has a weekly distribution of over 10,000 copies, more than any other one paper can offer in South and West Dorset.
In our Somerset titles, the leisure scene is featured in our comprehensive Weekender Life section, each and every Friday.
If you have an event you would like featured contact entertainments editor Rob Larcombe on 01297 446140.
For advertising call Rob Coombe on 01297 446146.
New owners for View from and Weekender titles
NINE community newspapers in Dorset and Somerset have a new owner in Tindle Newspapers, which already publishes more than 200 titles.
Tindle, a family-owned independent company, have acquired the View From Weymouth, View From Portland, View From Dorchester, View From Bridport, View From Beaminster and View From Lyme Regis from Lyme Media & Events in Lyme Regis.
Tindle have also taken over the Lyme Media group of Weekender titles in Crewkerne, Chard and Ilminster, where Tindle has no free newspapers.
The titles will be published by Devon, Dorset and Somerset Series of Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of Tindle Newspapers Limited, publishers of the Pulman’s View From titles in Axminster.
Philip Evans, founder of the View From titles, has been appointed managing director, and will continue to run the operation from the Lyme Regis offices together with Tindle’s Axminster-based newspapers in East Devon.
All full-time staff at the two centres in Axminster and Lyme Regis will be retained with no job losses.
The combined group will, have a total of 15 titles in West Dorset, East Devon and South Somerset with a combined weekly distribution of 46,000 copies, making it a significant player in West Country publishing.
Sir Ray Tindle, chairman of Tindle Newspapers Limited, said: “We are delighted to add the View From titles to our expanding group of community newspapers. They fit perfectly with our ethos of hyper-local publications and have a strong readership and loyal advertising base upon which we hope to build.”
Jerry Ramsdale, managing director of Lyme Media & Events Ltd, said: “I am glad that I will be connected with the View From in the future as a director of the publishing company. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in local publishing and it makes sense in the current difficult financial climate to bring all the titles in the area under one group.
“I would like to pay tribute to the View From staff for their commitment over the past two years. They are a very talented team. I would also like to thank the advertisers and hope they will continue to support the same continuing team together with Pulman’s staff.”
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