The latest industry figures showing the circulation figures for regional newspapers in the north make for grim reading – not one was able to post a year-on-year increase in print circulation.
The figures, which cover the second half of 2014 were released today via the industry body the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC).
They show many of the household names suffered double digit falls in circulation and once proud and powerful mainstream titles have diminished to be a fraction of the size they once boasted.
The best-performing of them was the Lancashire Telegraph in Blackburn with its 3.5pc decrease. Last August we reported how the title had suffered one of the biggest drops in circulation in the UK with a drop 28.4%.
The figures for the northern daily titles in the second half of 2014 are below
|Title||Total||Year on year %|
|Teesside – Evening Gazette||26,809||-11.3|
|Carlisle – News and Star East||8,493||-12.1|
|Carlisle – News and Star West||3,233||-13.2|
|Darlington – The Northern Echo||28,810||-9.6|
|The Bolton News||11,777||-6.7|
|The Gazette – Blackpool||13,567||-13.3|
|Lancashire Evening Post||14,047||-10.3|
|Lancashire Telegraph – Blackburn||12,814||-3.5|
|Manchester Evening News||66,193||-4.5|
|Oldham Evening Chronicle||8,994||-13.1|
|Wigan Evening Post||4,264||-15|
|Newcastle Evening Chronicle||34,954||-11.4|
|South Shields – Shields Gazette||9,426||-14|
|Sunderland Echo & Football Echo||18,876||-16.8|
|Hull Daily Mail||33,121||-8.1|
|York – The Press||18,148||-11.7|
|Sheffield Star & Green ‘Un||21,437||-12.7|
|Bradford – Telegraph & Argus||17,423||-12.8|
|Huddersfield Daily Examiner||14,801||-12.1|
|Leeds – Yorkshire Evening Post||21,946||-15.7|
|Leeds – Yorkshire Post||29,298||-8.9|
|Daily Post (Wales)||25,422||-6.3|