None of the 22 UK paid-for local weekly newspapers audited by ABC in the first half of this year increase sales.
The best performer, in relative terms, was the West Highland Free Press – which fell by just 2.1 per cent year on year to 7,410.
There are more than 370 paid-for weekly newspapers in the UK but most now opt to be audited only once a year. More than 100 have withdrawn from ABC auditing altogether over the last year.
|Title||Avg circulaion||Change y/y|
|Beccles & Bungay Journal||5,133||-4.40%|
|Dereham & Fakenham Times||5,639||-5.80%|
|East Grinstead Courier.co.uk||4,158||-57.20%|
|Great Yarmouth Mercury||13,513||-2.20%|
|Isle of Wight County Press||28,852||-6.70%|
|New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times||18,048||-5.90%|
|North Norfolk News||5,963||-3.00%|
|Rotherham & South Yorkshire Advertiser||23,539||-5.50%|
|South Shropshire Journal||6,419||-2.20%|
|Welwyn Hatfield Times||9,466||-16.10%|
|West Highland Free Press||7,410||-2.10%|