The Observer is to close three of its monthly magazines and become a four-section paper as part of a redesign that will hit newsstands next year. Guardian News & Media’s redesigned Sunday title will have four weekly sections – news, sport, an expanded Review section and The Observer Magazine – and the award-winning glossy supplement Observer Food Monthly.
The other three supplements, Observer Sport Monthly, Observer Music Monthly and Observer Woman, will close. Business and personal finance coverage will move into the main news section of the paper, while travel coverage will be incorporated into the expanded Observer Magazine. A core editorial staff will continue to work solely for The Observer. Other Observer Journalists will be integrated into the editorial teams that work across the Sunday paper, sister title The Guardian, and its website network, guardian.co.uk, which includes MediaGuardian.co.uk.