Johnston wins race for Portsmouth & Sunderland Newspapers

- Johnston Press has triumphed in the battle to buy the regional press group, Portsmouth and Sunderland Newspapers, in a deal valuing the company at £266 million.

- Johnston Press has triumphed in the battle to buy the regional press group, Portsmouth and Sunderland Newspapers, in a deal valuing the company at £266 million.

Johnston outbid its competitors, which included Newsquest and News Communciations & Media, to land the deal which makes it the fourth largest UK regional publisher. It was previously the fifth largest.



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