The Times is launching a redesigned Saturday edition tomorrow.
Created by an in-house team led by design editor Jon Hill, the new edition will feature a new 14-page broadsheet section covering arts and books, a 24-page stand alone sports section and a pocket-size listings guide called Playlist.
James Harding, editor of The Times, says, ‘We have redesigned the Saturday Times to give people the best possible newspaper for the weekend.’
The Times was redesigned by Neville Brody’s Research Studios in 2006 and most recently by Jon Hill and the in-house team in June 2008.
Meanwhile, Russian billionaire Alexander Lebedev is reported to be planning to invest £25m in the London Evening Standard, the newspaper he bought on Wednesday for £1.
There is speculation that the title will be transformed to give more focus to arts and culture, as well as business coverage, while the website, www.thisislondon.co.uk, will be redesigned to incorporate the Evening Standard name.
A spokesman for the Evening Standard said he was unable to comment on the reports, as the newspaper was in a period of consultation which was set to go on for several weeks.