MEDIA: IPC Media shuts down six titles as 115 staff face axe

IPC Media has closed down six titles, including two glossies for

older women, leading to 115 job losses.

Your Life, the weekly launched only seven months ago by IPC Connect, is

to close immediately. Women's Journal, the monthly edited by Elsa

McAlonan, will also cease publication. Both were aimed at stylish

females aged above 35.

Marie Claire Health & Beauty, targeted at 20 to 30-year-old women, will

also close.

In the struggling homes and gardens sector, IPC SouthBank has pulled the

plug on Your Garden, edited by Adrienne Wild, and the

113,500-circulation Homes & Ideas. They join two other recent

casualties, GE Magazines' Inspirations For Your Home and Garden

Inspirations, which were axed earlier this month.

Practical Parenting's Complete Guide to Pregnancy will cease to be

standalone, and will be absorbed by its parent title.

IPC Media chief executive Sly Bailey said: 'This is the only sensible

commercial course of action open to us.'

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