Logo The Fleet News. Drawing of a quill and ink pot next to the words The Fleet News.
The Fleet News will cover news, features, comment and listings in Kings Cross and Bloomsbury. Image: The Fleet News.

A new local news publication will be launched this month to serve an area centred on Kings Cross on the boundary with Camden and Islington.

Published and edited by former broadcaster Enda Twomey, The Fleet News — named after the river that runs underground through the area — will serve the neighbourhoods of Kings Cross and Bloomsbury.

“The paper will aim to cover breaking and ongoing news stories in the area,” says Twomey.

“However it will have a number of features of cultural and historic interest, gig and theatre reviews, and of course will welcome letters from readers.”

The first articles will be published online on Thursday 28 September and there will be a printed edition out on Friday 6 October.

Initially they had planned a launch event at the Harrison Pub in Kings Cross but this has had to be postponed due to “unforeseen circumstances”. Instead a new launch event is planned for later this autumn at a date to be confirmed.

Advertisers are welcome to get in touch to support the paper and a rate card will be available when the paper goes online on launch day.

The Fleet News, goes online at www.thefleetnews.com on Thursday 28 September and will be available in print from Friday 6 October 2023.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to state that the launch event at the Harrison Pub in King Cross has been postponed due to “unforeseen circumstances”.