The weekly news title had been suffering from plummeting circulation in recent years. Last September, its ABC figure stood at just over 57,000, compared with more than 100,000 in the mid-90s. At the same time, the magazine, which had a 30-strong staff, has suffered from an ageing readership. Almost half its readership was aged 50 or over.
Scott Lorson, ACP's chief executive, said: "This is a sad day for all of us."