Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Delight for media director as newspaper series purchased

Duncan Williams saves closed weekly news series

A YEOLMBRIDGE man said he is ‘delighted’ his company has bought the ‘View From’ series of newspapers and Pulman’s Weekly News.

Last week the Post reported Duncan Williams, who is a commercial development consultant with News Group Ltd, runs Dorset-based marketing service the Poole Post, and is a director of Vibe Marketing, had set up a crowdfunding campaign to try and save the View From series of recently closed weekly papers, which serves towns in Dorset, Devon and Somerset.

He wanted to try and raise £85,000 by March 3 through crowdfunding.

But last week, Mr Williams met with Truro City Football Club chairman Peter Masters, previous owner of the View From series.

Mr Williams told the Post: “My company has bought the View newsgroup and the very old Pulman’s Weekly News. I’m delighted.”

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Report by Amy Dennis for the Cornish & Devon Post.