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.
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Every regional daily newspaper lost sales year on year, with 16 losing more than 10 per cent, but there was better news when it comes to weekly and online readers.
Most of the UK's regional newspaper websites saw strong traffic growth in the last six months of 2011, according to figures released today by ABC.
Seven per cent of paid-for weekly newspapers increased their circulation in the first six months of 2011 while 14 per cent saw a double-digit drop in circulation, figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulation show.