Local World

By John Reynolds | 26 Mar 2015
Trinity Mirror is understood to be in negotiations to buy David Montgomery’s regional newspaper group Local World, according to industry sources.
By Axegrinder | 17 Mar 2015
Axegrinder shudders to think what ‘disgusted of Tunbridge Wells’ makes of the latest online traffic-chasing wheeze on the website of the Kent and Sussex Courier.
By William Turvill | 26 Feb 2015
Stokes, who has been deputy editor of the Post since 2006, is to take over from Mean after he retires on 6 March.
By William Turvill | 24 Feb 2015
MegaGroup, based in Milford Haven, started publishing the Pembrokeshire Herald in July 2013. The 70p title now claims a paid-for circulation of 6,700.
By William Turvill | 20 Feb 2015
This morning, Local World began advertising for “talented journalists obsessed with digital to join its new national team” based in its High Street Kensington office.
By Emilio Casalicchio | 27 Jan 2015
Jacobs, working with senior editor, Rebecca Smith, will head teams for the Canterbury Times, Maidstone and Medway News and Ashford Herald websites.
By William Turvill | 08 Jan 2015
The Grantham Journal, originally known as the Grantham Journal of Useful, Instructive and Entertaining Knowledge and Monthly Advertiser, has been covering the hometown of Margaret Thatcher and Isaac Newton since 1854, when it cost one penny.
By Dominic Ponsford | 06 Jan 2015
A new upmarket free weekly newspaper is set to launch in Tunbridge Wells with a print-first publishing model in competition with the Local World-owned Courier.
By William Turvill | 19 Dec 2014
The free Burton Advertiser, a sister title to the Burton Mail, published its last edition this week.
By Charlotte Wace | 09 Dec 2014
Kevan Blackadder, editor of the Gloucestershire Echo stood down yesterday.
By Dominic Ponsford | 19 Nov 2014
More than 800 regional newspaper websites have teamed up to launch a combined digital advertising platform called 1XL.
By William Turvill | 10 Nov 2014
Penny Marshall is to rejoin ITV News as social affairs editor in the New Year after joining the BBC as education editor earlier this year.
By William Turvill | 05 Nov 2014
Local World this morning announced the paper - which switched from daily to weekly in August 2011 when it was owned by Northcliffe - would be coming out on Mondays as well as Thursdays from 16 February.
By Press Gazette | 30 Oct 2014
The story, published earlier this week, was about David Ainsworth being jailed for six months for his crimes.
By William Turvill | 22 Oct 2014
Local World has announced plans to launch a new weekly newspaper to rival Johnston Press in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
By William Turvill | 19 Sep 2014
Hertfordshire Mercury editor Julie Palmer (right) has been appointed to the new position of senior editor. She will continue to edit the Mercury, but will also now be responsible for co-ordinating editorial teams in the area.
By William Turvill | 27 Aug 2014
According to ABC, between January and June, Local World recorded 16,395,037 average unique monthly browsers - up 90 per cent year on year.
By William Turvill | 26 Aug 2014
Burton Mail editor Kevin Booth (pictured) is to take over at the Leicester Mercury following the resignation of Richard Bettsworth who leaves the title after 14 years
By William Turvill | 07 Aug 2014
The Royston Weekly News, Saffron Walden Weekly News and the Huntingdon/ St Ives & St Neots News & Crier are to stop being published next month.
By William Turvill | 01 Aug 2014
Local World has reported a turnover of £239.6m and an operating profit of £18.5m for its first-year financial results.

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