Nearly half the UK's regional daily newspapers lost print sales at a rate of more than 10 per cent year on year in the first half of 2013.
Paid-for circulation losses across nearly all UK regional press titles were balanced out by strong growth online and modest rises in disribution of free titles.
The Audit Bureau of Circulation released its latest circulation figures for regional newspapers this week.
When it comes to combined daily print sales and digital readership - the Manchester Evening News is the top UK regional title.
It had a print circulation of 78,984 with a daily total web 'browsers' total of 99,042.
Johnston Press is the biggest regional press publisher onli
Operating profit at Trinity Mirror's regional press divisio