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Regional non-daily ABC figures for last six months of 2018 in full

Reach’s Folkestone Herald and Brentwood Gazette recorded the biggest circulation falls over the final six months of 2018.

The paid-for Herald fell by 57 per cent year-on-year to 4,103, with the Gazette down by 56 per cent to 3,369, new ABC figures show.

Newsquest’s Durham-based Advertiser series also saw circulations halve across three titles: Durham Advertiser, Chester-Le-Street Advertiser and the Consett-Stanley Advertiser.

There was year-on-year growth for hybrid (part free, part paid-for) weekly the Falmouth and Helston Packet, which saw its circulation more than triple to 16,267, of which nearly 12,000 copies are given away for free.

Archant’s Ely Standard grew four per cent year-on-year to 5,590, of which 3,236 are free, while Newsquest’s free weekly The Messenger upped its circulation by 2 per cent year-on-year.

One per cent growth was posted by Archant titles the Hunts Post and Dunmow Broadcast and Newsquest’s Bracknell News.

Regional non-daily circulations for July to December 2018 (ABC):

Publication Owner Total circ. Jul-Dec 2018 Year-on-year % change Free  No. of issues
Chronicle Week The Midland News Association 212,276 211,856 8
Manchester Weekly News Reach plc 178,425 -24% 177,797 51
Champion Champion Newspapers 164,579 0% 164,579 51
Waltham Forest News Waltham Forest Council 97,376 0% 97,376 22
Hackney Today Hackney Council 91,843 0% 91,843 24
Wirral Globe Newsquest Media Group 79,351 -7% 77,813 51
Norwich Extra Archant Ltd 46,471 -19% 46,471 50
St. Helens Star Newsquest Media Group 45,276 -9% 43,762 51
Midweek Visiter Reach plc 39,390 -30% 39,390 51
The Advertiser – Waveney Edition Archant Ltd 39,385 -2% 39,385 50
Sutton Coldfield Observer Reach plc 37,342 -12% 36,902 50
The Advertiser – Yarmouth Edition Archant Ltd 36,845 -2% 36,845 50
Telford Journal The Midland News Association 36,837 -6% 36,673 51
Hunts Post Archant Ltd 36,608 1% 35,215 50
The Messenger Newsquest Media Group 35,422 2% 34,700 51
North Somerset Times Archant Ltd 34,971 -1% 34,713 51
Stourbridge News Newsquest Media Group 33,783 -15% 33,570 52
The Herts Advertiser Archant Ltd 32,729 -4% 31,366 49
North Devon Gazette Archant Ltd 31,117 -10% 30,472 52
Shrewsbury Ad Mag The Midland News Association 31,011 31,011 31
Sunday Life Independent News & Media (NI) 30,435 -8% 24
Redditch & Alcester Advertiser Newsquest Media Group 28,572 -15% 28,420 52
The Shuttle Newsquest Media Group 28,519 -3% 26,034 52
Leigh, Tyldesley & Atherton Journal Newsquest Media Group 28,411 0% 27,550 51
Shrewsbury Chronicle The Midland News Association 27,366 -7% 26,223 51
Worcester Journal (Berrows) Newsquest Media Group 27,013 -14% 26,856 52
Bromsgrove Advertiser/Droitwich Spa Advertiser Newsquest Media Group 26,797 -16% 26,460 52
Exmouth Journal Archant Ltd 26,432 24,873 19
Halesowen News Newsquest Media Group 25,790 -9% 25,669 52
Stevenage Comet Archant Ltd 24,847 -1% 24,507 49
Midweek – Weston Super Mare Archant Ltd 23,289 -7% 23,289 51
Reading Midweek Newsquest Media Group 22,617 -26% 22,617 51
Lichfield Mercury Reach plc 21,642 -18% 21,091 50
Isle of Wight County Press Newsquest Media Group 21,245 -8% 49
Chronicle and Informer Reach plc 20,185 -39% 20,185 49
Midweek (Slough, Windsor, Maidenhead) Newsquest Media Group 19,606 -27% 19,606 51
Bury St Edmunds Mercury Archant Ltd 19,211 -15% 19,209 51
The Evesham and Cotswold Journal Newsquest Media Group 19,198 -4% 14,800 52
Dumfries Courier Dumfriesshire Newspapers Group 18,911 -5% 18,817 52
Nuneaton News Reach plc 18,789 -33% 17,087 50
Runcorn and Widnes World Newsquest Media Group 18,572 -16% 18,547 51
Letchworth GC & Baldock Comet Archant Ltd 18,313 0% 18,033 49
Barnsley Chronicle The Barnsley Chronicle Ltd 17,374 -13% 50
Hereford Times Newsquest Media Group 17,206 -7% 49
Newcastle Sunday Sun Reach plc 17,071 -15% 49
Hitchin Comet Archant Ltd 16,974 -1% 16,720 49
Falmouth & Helston Packet Newsquest Media Group 16,267 246% 11,928 51
Chorley & Leyland Citizen Newsquest Media Group 15,774 -10% 15,772 51
Saffron Walden Reporter Archant Ltd 14,972 0% 14,750 49
Ealing Gazette Reach plc 14,925 -35% 14,738 49
Westmorland Gazette Newsquest Media Group 14,894 -8% 49
Cumberland News Newsquest Media Group 14,502 -11% 51
Ipswich Extra Archant Ltd 14,140 14,140 41
The Herald on Sunday Newsquest Media Group 13,648 -26% 24
Darlington & Stockton Times Newsquest Media Group 13,117 -8% 50
The Reporter Archant Ltd 13,071 -40% 12,999 49
Uxbridge Gazette Reach plc 13,013 -49% 13,013 49
Sunday National Newsquest Media Group 12,844 15
Diss Mercury Archant Ltd 12,730 -13% 12,650 51
Thetford & Watton Times Archant Ltd 12,633 -16% 12,251 50
West Briton Reach plc 12,551 -19% 50
Liverpool Sunday Echo Reach plc 12,354 -16% 165 50
Torquay – Herald Express Reach plc 12,031 -15% 50
Sunday Mercury Reach plc 11,953 -14% 49
Ayrshire Post Reach plc 11,781 -9% 50
Warrington Guardian Newsquest Media Group 11,743 -10% 49
Cambs Times Archant Ltd 11,741 -2% 11,245 50
Salisbury Journal Newsquest Media Group 11,738 -9% 51
Goole Times (Incorporating Selby Times) Chronicle Publications Ltd 11,671 -8% 51
Cumberland & Westmorland Herald Cumberland & Westmorland Herald News 11,390 -7% 51
Lincolnshire Echo Reach plc 11,342 -13% 51
Romford and Havering Post Archant Ltd 11,277 -16% 11,276 49
Brent and Kilburn Times Archant Ltd 11,275 -4% 10,797 49
Dunmow Broadcast Archant Ltd 11,257 1% 11,151 49
Sudbury Mercury Archant Ltd 11,217 -8% 11,217 51
Warrington Post Newsquest Media Group 11,186 -20% 11,183 51
Scotland on Sunday JPIMedia Limited 10,995 -33% 52
Surrey Advertiser Reach plc 10,946 -24% 50
Essex Chronicle Reach plc 10,943 -19% 50
Wymondham & Attleborough Mercury Archant Ltd 10,734 -8% 10,636 50
Scunthorpe Telegraph Reach plc 10,708 -15% 50
Kent and Sussex Courier Reach plc 10,696 -18% 50
Consett-Stanley Advertiser Newsquest Media Group 10,679 -53% 10,238 50
Stowmarket Mercury Archant Ltd 10,664 -8% 10,664 50
North Devon Journal Reach plc 10,586 -19% 50
Western Gazette Reach plc 10,531 -20% 50
County Times Newsquest Media Group 10,371 51
Exeter – Express & Echo (Thursday) Reach plc 10,214 -13% 50
Somerset County Gazette Newsquest Media Group 10,195 -9% 50
Bucks Free Press Newsquest Media Group 10,078 -6% 2,000 51
Royston Crow Archant Ltd 10,023 -3% 9,551 49
East Suffolk Extra Archant Ltd 10,021 10,021 22
Durham Advertiser Newsquest Media Group 9,864 -53% 9,283 50
Oban Times Wyvex Media Ltd 9,820 -7% 50
Romford Recorder Archant Ltd 9,741 -9% 2,799 50
Western Telegraph Newsquest Media Group 9,475 -8% 50
Wisbech Standard Archant Ltd 9,464 -1% 8,775 49
Impartial Reporter Newsquest Media Group 9,430 -6% 50
Newham Recorder Archant Ltd 9,375 -16% 7,831 49
East Lothian Courier Newsquest Media Group 9,192 -8% 49
Great Yarmouth Mercury Archant Ltd 9,181 -8% 52
Hexham Courant Newsquest Media Group 9,174 -11% 51
Gazette & Herald Newsquest Media Group 9,157 -13% 50
Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury Archant Ltd 9,081 -9% 647 52
Cornish Guardian Reach plc 8,881 -25% 50
Clacton Gazette Newsquest Media Group 8,776 -9% 50
Essex County Standard Newsquest Media Group 8,700 -8% 50
Dunfermline Press & West of Fife Advertiser Newsquest Media Group 8,350 -10% 50
Biggleswade, Sandy & Potton Comet Archant Ltd 8,334 -11% 8,308 50
Wales on Sunday Reach plc 8,279 -16% 49
Tamworth Herald Reach plc 8,084 -19% 50
The Watford Observer Newsquest Media Group 7,959 -12% 907 50
Dumfries & Galloway Standard (Fri) Reach plc 7,774 -10% 50
Bath Chronicle Reach plc 7,682 -11% 50
West Cumberland Times & Star Newsquest Media Group 7,670 -12% 51
Gloucestershire Echo Reach plc 7,621 -20% 50
Bury Times Newsquest Media Group 7,473 -12% 50
Gloucester Citizen Reach plc 7,449 -23% 50
Craven Herald & Pioneer Newsquest Media Group 7,443 -14% 49
Malvern Gazette Newsquest Media Group 7,396 -11% 48
Lowestoft Journal Archant Ltd 7,393 -11% 52
Inverness Courier (Fri) Scottish Provincial Press 7,374 -5% 50
Hertfordshire Mercury Reach plc 7,301 -20% 50
Ilford Recorder Archant Ltd 7,209 -17% 5,013 49
Hamilton Advertiser Reach plc 7,156 -15% 49
Carmarthen Journal Reach plc 7,099 -15% 50
Stroud News & Journal Newsquest Media Group 7,021 -5% 50
Guardian (Northwich, Winsford & Middlewich) Newsquest Media Group 7,010 -14% 50
The Oxford Times Newsquest Media Group 6,950 -5% 340 49
Chester-Le-Street Advertiser Newsquest Media Group 6,928 -50% 6,628 50
Fife & Kinross Extra Newsquest Media Group 6,920 -38% 6,920 50
Reading Chronicle Newsquest Media Group 6,899 -4% 1,785 51
Hampshire Chronicle Newsquest Media Group 6,897 -8% 50
Cornishman Reach plc 6,795 -19% 50
Gloucestershire Gazette Newsquest Media Group 6,744 -8% 50
Loughborough Echo Reach plc 6,664 -16% 50
Kilmarnock Standard Reach plc 6,588 -12% 50
Leek Post & Times Reach plc 6,460 -16% 50
Northern Scot Scottish Provincial Press 6,426 -16% 50
Boston Target Reach plc 6,411 -11% 50
Staffordshire Newsletter Reach plc 6,316 -16% 50
Rochdale Observer (Sat) Reach plc 6,242 -17% 50
Basingstoke Gazette Newsquest Media Group 6,232 -14% 49
Hinckley Times Reach plc 6,220 -14% 50
Whitehaven News Newsquest Media Group 6,213 -14% 50
Wiltshire Times Newsquest Media Group 6,179 -13% 50
Andover Advertiser Newsquest Media Group 6,067 -11% 48
Crewe Chronicle Reach plc 6,063 -11% 50
Yorkshire – Gazette & Herald Newsquest Media Group 6,005 -15% 50
Chester Chronicle Reach plc 6,001 -15% 50
Islington Gazette Archant Ltd 5,939 -9% 4,788 48
Bridgwater Mercury Newsquest Media Group 5,845 -8% 51
Llanelli Star Reach plc 5,816 -14% 50
Braintree & Witham Times Newsquest Media Group 5,713 -14% 49
Macclesfield Express Reach plc 5,666 -10% 50
Bexley Times Archant Ltd 5,625 -46% 5,516 49
Black Country Bugle Reach plc 5,610 -15% 50
Wilts & Glos Standard Newsquest Media Group 5,596 -11% 50
Ely Standard Archant Ltd 5,590 4% 3,236 50
Ham and High Express Archant Ltd 5,560 -31% 3,681 48
Perthshire Advertiser (Fri) Reach plc 5,540 -9% 49
Ardrossan & Saltcoats Herald Newsquest Media Group 5,521 -11% 50
Border Counties Advertiser Newsquest Media Group 5,469 51
Keighley News Newsquest Media Group 5,419 -20% 49
Bridport News Newsquest Media Group 5,353 -2% 50
Surrey Mirror Reach plc 5,328 -21% 50
The Herald Newsquest Media Group 5,232 -12% 49
The Mid Devon Gazette Reach plc 5,214 -15% 50
Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser Reach plc 5,177 -14% 49
West Highland Free Press West Highland Publishing Company Ltd 5,155 -8% 50
Oldham Times Newsquest Media Group 5,147 -24% 49
Isle of Thanet Gazette Reach plc 5,050 -16% 50
Rossendale Free Press Reach plc 4,944 -11% 50
Croydon Advertiser Reach plc 4,918 -21% 50
Stranraer & Wigtownshire Free Press Stranraer & Wigtownshire Free Press 4,911 -7% 50
Bromley Times Archant Ltd 4,814 -1% 4,810 49
Campbeltown Courier & Argyllshire Advertiser Wyvex Media Ltd 4,814 -5% 49
Stirling Observer (Wed) Reach plc 4,814 -5% 49
South Shropshire Journal The Midland News Association 4,720 -7% 51
John O’Groat Journal Scottish Provincial Press 4,635 -8% 50
Accrington Observer Reach plc 4,603 -14% 50
The West Lothian Courier Reach plc 4,599 -17% 49
Welwyn Hatfield Times Archant Ltd 4,597 -35% 52
Sevenoaks Chronicle Reach plc 4,575 -19% 50
The Galloway News Reach plc 4,555 -6% 49
Lennox Herald Reach plc 4,485 -11% 49
Maldon & Burnham Standard Newsquest Media Group 4,434 -10% 50
Alloa & Hillfoots Advertiser Newsquest Media Group 4,405 -6% 49
Dumfries & Galloway Standard (Tue) Reach plc 4,405 -12% 50
Inverness Courier (Tue) Scottish Provincial Press 4,352 -17% 50
Romsey Advertiser Newsquest Media Group 4,349 -6% 48
Retford Times Reach plc 4,290 -15% 50
Your Local Guardian Newsquest Media Group 4,272 1,500 15
Mid Somerset Gazette Reach plc 4,269 -17% 50
Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser Reach plc 4,224 -16% 50
Stockport Express Reach plc 4,201 -20% 50
Tivy-Side Advertiser Newsquest Media Group 4,114 -6% 50
Bridgnorth Journal The Midland News Association 4,105 -11% 50
Folkestone Herald Reach plc 4,103 -57% 50
Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News Reach plc 4,102 -15% 50
Mid Somerset Journal Reach plc 4,092 -20% 50
Harwich & Manningtree Standard Newsquest Media Group 4,067 -9% 49
Witney Gazette Newsquest Media Group 4,065 -8% 49
Sidmouth Herald Archant Ltd 4,028 -8% 52
Knutsford Guardian Newsquest Media Group 3,946 -8% 50
Annandale Observer Dumfriesshire Newspapers Group 3,901 -8% 51
North Norfolk News Archant Ltd 3,891 -9% 52
East Kilbride News Reach plc 3,890 -15% 49
Glamorgan Gazette Reach plc 3,862 -19% 50
North Wales Weekly News Reach plc 3,848 -24% 50
Wishaw Press Reach plc 3,835 -15% 50
Newport Advertiser The Midland News Association 3,826 -13% 51
Ross-shire Journal Scottish Provincial Press 3,779 -10% 50
Denbighshire Free Press Newsquest Media Group 3,727 51
Docklands & East London Advertiser Archant Ltd 3,647 -31% 3,128 49
Aldershot News & Mail Reach plc 3,618 -22% 50
Wanstead & Woodford Recorder Archant Ltd 3,555 -38% 3,410 49
Dereham & Fakenham Times Archant Ltd 3,401 -14% 52
South Wales Guardian Newsquest Media Group 3,379 -12% 50
Brentwood Gazette Reach plc 3,369 -56% 50
Cumnock Chronicle Newsquest Media Group 3,332 -10% 50
Slough Eton & Windsor Observer Newsquest Media Group 3,320 -4% 850 51
Beccles & Bungay Journal Archant Ltd 3,297 -9% 52
Caithness Courier Scottish Provincial Press 3,263 -13% 50
Ashbourne News Telegraph Reach plc 3,254 -10% 50
Rochdale Observer (Wed) Reach plc 3,238 -20% 50
Helensburgh Advertiser Newsquest Media Group 3,138 -9% 50
Wood and Vale Archant Ltd 3,135 -33% 3,071 49
Clydebank Post Newsquest Media Group 3,133 -16% 50
Chard & Ilminster News Newsquest Media Group 3,084 -7% 51
Dover Express Reach plc 3,074 -17% 50
East Coast and The Wolds Target Reach plc 2,979 -17% 50
Barking & Dagenham Post Archant Ltd 2,975 -20% 436 51
Peeblesshire News Newsquest Media Group 2,939 -6% 50
Irvine Herald and Kilwinning Chronicle Reach plc 2,928 -10% 50
Somerset Guardian Reach plc 2,897 -22% 50
Free Press Monmouthshire & Pontypool Newsquest Media Group 2,851 -11% 51
Arran Banner Wyvex Media Ltd 2,846 -3% 50
Epping Forest Guardian Newsquest Media Group 2,825 -19% 669 50
Ludlow Advertiser Newsquest Media Group 2,822 -9% 49
Central Fife Times & Advertiser Newsquest Media Group 2,816 -11% 48
Penarth Times Newsquest Media Group 2,816 -11% 50
Largs & Millport Weekly News Newsquest Media Group 2,805 -7% 50
Halstead Gazette Newsquest Media Group 2,776 -10% 49
Bracknell News Newsquest Media Group 2,738 1% 675 51
Sleaford Target Reach plc 2,721 -13% 50
Annandale Herald and Moffat News Dumfriesshire Newspapers Group 2,651 -6% 51
Barry & District News Newsquest Media Group 2,642 -11% 49
Paisley & Renfrewshire Gazette Newsquest Media Group 2,623 -14% 50
Strathspey & Badenoch Herald Scottish Provincial Press 2,582 -11% 50
Whitchurch Herald Newsquest Media Group 2,570 51
Birmingham Post Reach plc 2,545 -24% 50
Highland News Scottish Provincial Press 2,535 -21% 50
Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald Reach plc 2,502 -29% 50
Perthshire Advertiser (Tue) Reach plc 2,499 -10% 50
Border Telegraph Newsquest Media Group 2,384 -9% 50
Northern Times Scottish Provincial Press 2,372 -9% 50
Bicester Advertiser Newsquest Media Group 2,356 -7% 23 48
Southport Visiter Reach plc 2,323 -24% 50
Ilkley Gazette Newsquest Media Group 2,294 -22% 48
Frome Standard Reach plc 2,269 -30% 50
Brentwood Recorder Archant Ltd 2,251 -2% 2,231 49
Stirling Observer (Fri) Reach plc 2,208 -2% 50
Merthyr Express Reach plc 2,115 -24% 50
Holyhead and Bangor Mail Reach plc 2,115 -32% 50
Wharfedale & Aireborough Observer Newsquest Media Group 2,024 -21% 49
Rutherglen Reformer Reach plc 1,918 -14% 50
Ayr Advertiser Newsquest Media Group 1,901 -15% 50
Burnham & Highbridge Weekly News Newsquest Media Group 1,881 -10% 51
Rhondda Leader Reach plc 1,629 -22% 49
The Huntly Express Scottish Provincial Press 1,599 -11% 50
Milford Mercury Newsquest Media Group 1,568 -7% 49
Forres Gazette Scottish Provincial Press 1,559 -10% 50
The Banffshire Advertiser Scottish Provincial Press 1,507 -20% 50
Irvine Times Newsquest Media Group 1,493 -19% 50
North Star Scottish Provincial Press 1,457 -20% 50
Middleton Guardian Reach plc 1,454 -25% 50
Banffshire Journal Scottish Provincial Press 1,428 -30% 50
Hackney Gazette Archant Ltd 1,363 -19% 9 50
Cynon Valley Leader Reach plc 1,323 -19% 50
Pontypridd & Llantrisant Observer Reach plc 1,277 -24% 50
Ormskirk Advertiser Reach plc 1,264 -26% 50
Blairgowrie Advertiser Reach plc 1,224 -4% 50
Paisley People Newsquest Media Group 1,221 -35% 1,221 50
Strathearn Herald Reach plc 1,157 -6% 49
Dumbarton & Vale of Leven Reporter Newsquest Media Group 1,145 -35% 50
The Banffshire Herald Scottish Provincial Press 1,059 -15% 50
Gwent Gazette Reach plc 1,020 -25% 50
Heywood Advertiser Reach plc 1,010 -34% 50
East Grinstead Courier Reach plc 864 -36% 49
Ham & High Broadway Archant Ltd 415 -21% 4 50
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