ABC logoThe 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 %
Hartlepool Mail 8,279 -10.2
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
Liverpool Echo 61,313 -12.6
The Sentinel 35,112 -10.3
Newcastle Evening Chronicle 34,954 -11.4
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Journal 16,670 -9.2
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
Doncaster Star 871 -25
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