UK newspapers

West Belfast's Andersonstown News up for sale

John Campbell

BBC News NI economics and business editor

The Andersonstown News, west Belfast's local newspaper, is up for sale.

Its parent company, Belfast Media Group, has instructed corporate finance advisers to find a buyer or investor for the whole group. It also publishes the North Belfast News and South Belfast News.

The front page of an edition of the Andersonstown News
Andersonstown News

The company is also expected to make a number of redundancies and has begun a consultation with staff.

The Andersonstown News was founded in 1972 as a community newspaper. The Sinn Fein MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir is one of its major shareholders.