The Scotsman and the Irish News were the only daily regional newspapers to grow their circulations in June, new six-monthly ABC figures show.
The Johnston Press-owned Scotsman, which marked its 200th anniversary this year, boosted its combined circulation to 21,214 – up 9 per cent on December (the last reported period) and 4.5 per cent year-on-year.
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The figure includes 5,344 bulks – more than double the number issued in December and on the same period last year.
When bulks are removed, the title’s period-to-period growth drops to 8 per cent and its circulation falls to -5 per cent year-on-year.
Independent newspaper the Irish News had a circulation of 36,115 – up 2 per cent on the previous period and 0.5 per cent year-on-year.
There was double-figure year-on-year circulation decline for more than half of the 37 daily regional newspapers audited, including the Liverpool Echo, Yorkshire Post and Birmingham Mail.
Among those worst hit were the Manchester Evening News, down 19 per cent year-on-year to 42,285, and the Carlisle News & Star West, also down 19 per cent year-on-year to 2,256.
The Express & Star (West Midlands) is still the UK’s best-selling regional daily at 51,722, down 13.4 per cent year-on-year.
The Derby Telegraph held circulation at just under 19,000 on the previous period.
|Publications||Total circulation (June 2017)||% change period-on-period (Dec 2016)||% change year-on-year||Bulks|
|Express & Star (West Midlands)||51,722||-6.6||-13.4|
|Aberdeen – Press & Journal||49,475||-4.6||-8.8||385|
|Manchester Evening News||42,285||-10.1||-18.9|
|Dundee – The Courier||37,142||-5.5||-9.9||193|
|Irish News – Morning||36,115||1.7||0.5||183|
|Norwich – Eastern Daily Press||31,514||-8.5||-13.9||91|
|Hull Daily Mail||25,437||-6||-11.3||41|
|Aberdeen – Evening Express||23,960||-6.9||-12.7||50|
|Leeds – Yorkshire Post||23,055||-3.5||-13||1,308|
|Darlington – The Northern Echo||22,622||-5.6||-10.5|
|Glasgow – Evening Times||22,397||-5.5||-12.8|
|South Wales Evening Post||20,166||-4.1||-10.7|
|Portsmouth – News & Sports Mail||17,940||-9.4||-13.8||133|
|Southend – Basildon – Canvey – Echo||17,932||-2.4||-5.6|
|Plymouth – The Herald||15,755||-3.6||-13.4|
|Southampton – Southern Daily Echo||15,620||-4.6||-10.8|
|Leeds – Yorkshire Evening Post||15,192||-5.7||-16|
|Ipswich – East Anglian Daily Times||14,857||-6.3||-12.7|
|Cardiff – South Wales Echo||14,361||-5.1||-12.7|
|York – The Press||14,075||-3.6||-8.8|
|Dundee Evening & Weekend Telegraph||13,977||-6.6||-14.5||27|
|Bradford – Telegraph & Argus||13,264||-4.9||-10.5|
|Bournemouth – The Daily Echo||12,795||-5.8||-8.5|
|South Wales Argus||10,578||-2.1||-6.8||16|
|Lancashire Telegraph – Blackburn||10,532||-4.9||-10.8|
|The Argus Brighton||10,370||-6.4||-9.2||9|
|Colchester – Daily Gazette||9,525||-1.7||-3.5|
|The Bolton News||9,271||-3.5||-8.9|
|Norwich – Evening News||8,117||-11.5||-16.1|
|Oldham Evening Chronicle||6,408||-5.9||-13.8|
|Carlisle – News and Star East||6,126||-8.6||-16.2|
|Paisley Daily Express||4,720||-1.7||-5.3|
|Carlisle – News and Star West||2,256||-15.3||-19.1|