'We leave the boring stories to our rivals' - how a few regional newspapers are bucking the trend on print salesBy Ayub Nouinou 07 March 9:44
Only eight out of the 270 paid-for regional weekliy newspapers audited by ABC grew their sales last year. Press Gazette asked them how they did it.
By Ayub Nouinou 07 March 7:13
While regional newspaper print circulations plunged last year, figures released by ABC reveal booming website traffic.
By Dominic Ponsford 27 February 11:20
The Manchester Evening News is most read UK regional newspaper online, according to data released yesterday by ABC.
By Dominic Ponsford 26 February 14:25
UK regional daily newspaper lost sales at their fastest rate yet in the second half of 2013 – falling by an average of 14 per cent year on year.
By Dominic Ponsford 26 February 13:58
Only a handful of weekly newspaper titles audited by ABC increased their print sales year on year in 2013.
By Darren Boyle 26 February 13:34
The Kent Messenger Group has almost doubled its online audience over the past twelve months according to the latest ABCs.
By Darren Boyle 17 February 15:02
The Liverpool Sunday Echo had a circulation of 33,266 in the first two weeks since its launch according to Friday’s ABC figures.
By Darren Boyle 01 October 15:45
The Government today claimed “corrosive” Town Hall pravdas were costing taxpayers £20 million a year.
By Darren Boyle 30 September 11:48
Archant has launched a new monthly newspaper for Devon’s newest town Cranbrook.
Price rises, relaunches and number fiddling - the story behind the slump in print circulation for regional dailiesBy Dominic Ponsford 02 September 15:59
Looking at the ABC circulation figures for UK regional daily newspapers released last week there is little doubt that the pace of circulation decline is quickening.
By Dominic Ponsford 28 August 15:01
The UK's local weekly newspapers lost sales at an average rate of 6.6 per cent in the first half of 2013, according to figures released today by ABC.
By Gavriel Hollander 28 August 13:54
All regional publishing groups recorded increases in their web traffic in the first half of 2013, according to the latest figures from ABC.
By Dominic Ponsford 28 August 13:32
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.
A third of the UK’s free weekly newspapers increased circulation in the last six months of 2012, according to the latest ABC figures.
By Dominic Ponsford 27 February 14:11
Only 13 out of 373 UK paid-for weekly titles audited by ABC put on circulation year on year in the second half of 2012.
By Dominic Ponsford 27 February 13:22
Only two daily newspapers in the UK put on print circulation in the second half of 2012 – the Ipswich Star and the Paisley Daily Express.
By Press Gazette 27 February 12:55
Every regional newspaper publisher audited by ABC reported double-digit increases in year on year web traffic in the last six months of 2012. Johnston Press, which announced plans to go digital-first in March 2012, saw average daily unique browsers rise 22.8 per cent to 555,584 and monthly unique increase 19.9 per cent to 9,708,450 year on year. Northcliffe (now part of Local World) reported daily traffic up 23 per cent to 371,969.
By Press Gazette 27 February 12:17
Total circulation for the UK's paid for regional newspapers fell by 6.4 per cent year on year on the second half of 2012.
By Andrew Pugh 12 October 12:33
ABC has published circulation figures for the Archant titles in Norfolk and Suffolk that had to be re-audited after a circulation director was sacked for falsifying sales figures.
By Press Gazette 14 September 12:23
Johnston Press chief executive Ashley Highfield has defended the company’s relaunch strategy despite new figures revealing significant circulation declines on most of its new-look titles. Figures obtained from insiders at the Edinburgh-based publisher show sales of the five daily papers it switched to weeklies in May have fallen on average by 22.8 per cent from launch compared with the week of 25 August. They also reveal that during the same week 11 of the relaunched weeklies averaged year-on-year circulation declines of 14 per cent.