Guardian and Associated launch Metro in Manchester

The Guardian Media Group has signed a deal with Associated Newspapers to launch the Metro free daily newspaper in Manchester.

LONDON (Brand Republic) - The Guardian Media Group has signed a deal with Associated Newspapers to launch the Metro free daily newspaper in Manchester.

Under the agreement, which takes effect on February 12, Guardian Media will license the Metro title to Daily Mail owner Associated Newspapers. Financial details were not revealed.

The Guardian Media Group currently publishes the Manchester Metro, which until now has been in competition with Associated’s News North West. When the new title launches, the Manchester Metro will close.



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