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
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.'