Long-running Bristol magazine The Spark closes

The Spark website The Spark was set up in the 1990s and had more than 100,000 readers

Long-running independent Bristol magazine The Spark has closed down, its publishers have announced.

The free "ethical" publication was set up in 1993 and covered topics such as environmental and social change.

An announcement on The Spark's website said the publishers, Blue Sax, were "unable to continue to produce the magazine" and have put it up for sale.

The quarterly publication claimed to have a readership "in excess" of 100,000 people

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