Magazine company closes title


Ad Hoc, the Cambridge listings magazine, has closed its Bristol operation.

This follows the closure of its Oxford and Leeds titles earlier this year.

Matt Roberts, founder and chief executive, said the Bristol project had been scuppered by the local newspaper in Bristol: 'I am really sad about Bristol, but it did not make sense for the investors for us to continue there.'

Mr Roberts started the Cambridge Ad Hoc four years ago. The company is chaired by Richard Branson's brother-in-law, Robert Devereux.

Alastair Wayne, who became managing director in Cambridge when Mr Roberts went west to set up Bristol, has left to pursue new interests in radio.