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Archant Life acquires two regional magazines

Wye Valley Media publisher and founder will ensure a smooth hand-over before leaving

The regional publishing group Archant has acquired the Wye Valley Life and Life in The Marches titles from Wye Valley Media Ltd for an undisclosed sum.

Archant Life, the publisher's magazine division, intends to merge the newly acquired brands with its Herefordshire Life magazine under the titles Herefordshire Life and Wye Valley Life and Herefordshire Life and Life in The Marches.

Wye Valley staff will transfer to Archant Life and the business will be run from the former Wye Valley Media offices at Lugwardine and the Archant Life Midlands regional office in Birmingham. There is expected to be no redundancies.

Archant issued a statement this morning conforming that Wye Valley Media publisher and founder Heidi Chamberlain-Jones will help ensure a smooth hand-over before leaving to pursue other interests.