Guardian to launch morning paper for Manchester in 2000

- The Guardian Media Group is to launch a morning newspaper for Manchester next spring as a complimentary title to its Manchester Evening News.

- The Guardian Media Group is to launch a morning newspaper for Manchester next spring as a complimentary title to its Manchester Evening News.

The £30 million launch follows that of regional publishers, Trinity in Liverpool and Midland Independent Newspapers in Birmingham, which have both launched morning papers to complement their evening brands.

The launch will be the first significant move by the media group, which publishes The Guardian and The Observer newspapers, since Bob Phillis, the former deputy director-general of the BBC, joined as chief executive.

No name has yet been announced for the new title, which will see the group return to its roots. The Guardian started life in 1832 as a morning newspaper called the Manchester Guardian. Manchester has not had a morning paper since The Guardian moved to London and establish itself as a national paper.





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