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Property mags merge

Property mags merge



The Builder Group has merged Property Week with Miller Freeman’s Estates

Times to form a new weekly publication which will use the Property Week

name. It will be published by a joint venture company in which both

publishers will have a 50 per cent stake. The first issue, to be edited

by Property Week editor Penny Guest, will appear on 28 June. The staff

will be merged but it is not yet clear how many losses there will be.



Business Age closes



VNU has stopped publicatgion of Business Age a year after buying the

title from Tom Rubython. According to MD Ruud Bakker the title failed to

meet subscription and newsstand targets.



Channel One expansion plans



Channel One, the Associated Newspaper-owned cableTV station, is to

launch its next two stations in Liverpool and the Black Country in the

autumn.



Rover puts Beyond in control



Rover Cars has hired contract publisher Beyond Communications to publish

its Business File magazine which is sent to around 90,000 directors of

small to medium-sized companies which operate fleet cars schemes.



Knightswood back to college



Reading-based Knightswood Publishing has launched Further Education, a

new bimonthly colour tabloid newspaper which will be distributed to

further education colleges, tertiary colleges and universities. It is

aimed at helping institutions run their businesses more profitably.



ITC rejects Peugeot gripes



The Independent Television Commission received 66 complaints in May

about the ad for the Peugeot 406. One third of the complaints, which

were not upheld, objected to a scene where a girl is rescued from the

path of a juggernaut. The complainants said that the scene, and others,

were disturbing, unjustified and irrelevant to selling a car.



CLT UK hooks Fisher



CLT UK Radio, owner of Atlantic 252 and Country 1035, has appointed

Carol Fisher as managing director of CLT UK Radio Sales.



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