News International Progresses Planned London Freesheet

22 June 2006

LONDON - UK publisher News International, part of the NewsCorp media empire, is moving ahead with plans to launch a free London newspaper [WAMN: 11-May-06].

The company has reportedly registered a name, thelondonpaper, and appointed a headhunter to find a sales director. It is also believed to be setting up distribution through coffee chains, including Starbucks.