Regional ABCs, online: North Wales Daily Post leads the way as local press websites grow by more than 20 per cent

Local newspapers grew their audiences by an average of more than per cent in the second half of 2015.

Trinity Mirror had the best performing sites, growing its total daily unique browsers figure by 40.1 per cent year on year to nearly 2m.

The fastest growing website in the country was the Daily Post North Wales which grew 82.4 per cent year on year to just over 77,000 unique browsers per day.

The Manchester Evening News remains the most popular local newspaper website in the UK and grew 34.5 per cent year on year to 558,095 unique browsers per day.

The second fastest growing regional press website was the London Evening Standard which grew 61.6 per cent year on year.

  Media Owner Total PoP% YoY%
Trinity Mirror Regional Network Trinity Mirror plc 1,966,267 -5 40.1
Newsquest Media Group Newsquest Media Group 1,282,822 1.1 16.7
Local World Network (Web) Local World 1,262,144 2.7 19.7
Johnston Network Johnston Press plc 1,041,142 7.1 9.5
Manchester Evening News Trinity Mirror plc 558,095 -2.7 34.5
Evening Standard Evening Standard Limited 440,299 -9.3 61.6
Liverpool Echo Trinity Mirror plc 422,360 -9.7 59.6
Wales Online Trinity Mirror plc 258,964 -1 45.2
Newcastle Live Trinity Mirror plc 203,436 -6.8 30.5
Birmingham Mail Trinity Mirror plc 196,824 -7.6 35
Midland News Association Network The Midland News Association 169,993 3.3 21.1
Expressandstar.com The Midland News Association 124,818 4.3 21.3
Kent Online (KM Group) network Kent Messenger Ltd 116,691 10.4 33.4
Teesside Evening Gazette Trinity Mirror plc 101,305 7.6 40.3
Bristol Post (Web) Local World 97,261 9.9 37.7
Scotsman.com Johnston Press plc 94,928 -10.9 -48
Hull Daily Mail (Web) Local World 91,942 7.2 24
heraldscotland.com Newsquest Media Group 79,835 -5.5 -17.2
Daily Post (Wales) Trinity Mirror plc 77,177 9.4 82.3
Nottingham Post (Web) Local World 76,103 5 29.9
Yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk Johnston Press plc 75,860 8.5 17.5
Stoke Sentinel Local World 73,637 4.9 20
Leicester Mercury (Web) Local World 72,769 5 31
dailyecho.co.uk Newsquest Media Group 72,737 -10.9 13.5
Derby Telegraph (Web) Local World 71,415 -2.9 26.8
thetelegraphandargus.co.uk Newsquest Media Group 69,307 12.5 37.2
Thestar.co.uk Johnston Press plc 68,557 10 33.1
Plymouth Herald (Web) Local World 65,460 -14.2 11.2
Eastern Daily Press Archant Ltd 61,315 15.4 40.7
thenorthernecho.co.uk Newsquest Media Group 58,663 -8.2 17
South Wales Evening Post (Web) Local World 57,703 2.3 17.9
Coventry Telegraph Trinity Mirror plc 56,067 -4.9 29.1
edinburghnews.scotsman.com Johnston Press plc 54,689 -5.5  
theargus.co.uk Newsquest Media Group 53,387 4.5 14.2
Huddersfield Daily Examiner Trinity Mirror plc 52,772 10.2 35.9
lancashiretelegraph.co.uk Newsquest Media Group 51,314 7.5 27.4
theboltonnews.co.uk Newsquest Media Group 51,252 2 4.5
eveningtimes.co.uk Newsquest Media Group 50,622 4.5 41.4
Shropshirestar.com The Midland News Association 50,042 0.2 18.1
Sunderlandecho.com Johnston Press plc 49,552 6.6 21.4
thepress.co.uk Newsquest Media Group 46,199 4.4 16.5
Portsmouth.co.uk Johnston Press plc 43,197 -3.8 6.5
Cambridge News (Web) Local World 42,563 -10.5 8.4
Grimsby Telegraph (Web) Local World 38,919 -0.5 13.7
newsshopper.co.uk Newsquest Media Group 36,897 4.7 26.5
Blackpoolgazette.co.uk Johnston Press plc 34,649 13.4 11.2
LEP.co.uk Johnston Press plc 34,146 20.4 44.2
Gloucester Citizen/Gloucestershire Echo (Web) Local World 33,298 -3.8 19.1
northamptonchronicle.co.uk Johnston Press plc 31,474 1.5  
Yorkshirepost.co.uk Johnston Press plc 31,420 22.7 7.1
Swindonadvertiser.co.uk Newsquest Media Group 30,912 -0.8 22.4
Oxfordmail.co.uk Newsquest Media Group 30,216 -0.5 10.3
Scunthorpe Telegraph (Web) Local World 28,561 -4.4 19.7
Lincolnshire Echo (Web) Local World 26,730 12.3 7.5
www.jobstoday.co.uk Johnston Press plc 24,952 -25.2 -19.3
shieldsgazette.com Johnston Press plc 24,774 8.7  
Peterboroughtoday.co.uk Johnston Press plc 22,408 18.4 19.7
wigantoday.net Johnston Press plc 21,748 24.6  
East Anglian Daily Times Archant Ltd 21,518 2.3 17.9
hartlepoolmail.co.uk Johnston Press plc 20,864 10.9  
Ipswich Star Archant Ltd 20,227 5.3 28
Norwich Evening News Archant Ltd 15,559 4.6 42.9
Visiter.co.uk Trinity Mirror plc 12,772 37.7  
newsletter.co.uk Johnston Press plc 12,178 3.7  
Comet Archant Ltd 10,266    
Romford Recorder Archant Ltd 9,010    
Brent and Kilburn Times Archant Ltd 8,117    
Great Yarmouth Mercury Archant Ltd 6,940    
Welwyn Hatfield Times Archant Ltd 6,776    
Barking & Dagenham Post Archant Ltd 6,565    
The Herts Advertiser Archant Ltd 5,707    
Ham and High Express Archant Ltd 5,486    
Ilford Recorder Archant Ltd 5,304    
Newham Recorder Archant Ltd 4,504    
Islington Gazette Archant Ltd 4,399    
Lowestoft Journal Archant Ltd 4,375    
Hunts Post Archant Ltd 4,244    
Hackney Gazette Archant Ltd 3,336    
Kent on Sunday Archant Ltd 3,274    
Cambs Times Archant Ltd 2,984    
Docklands & East London Advertiser Archant Ltd 2,339    
North Norfolk News Archant Ltd 2,099    
The Reporter Archant Ltd 1,493    
Wisbech Standard Archant Ltd 2,915    

 

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