Manchester Evening News continues online growth
The North West, and indeed Trinity Mirror, domination continues with Liverpool Echo second with 7.8m. Wales Online is third with 5.3m.
The Southport Visiter was also up (71%), as was Accrington Observer (54%).
“To begin the year with our biggest ever monthly audience figure is a great achievement for the team,” said editorial director, Pete Picton.
“A varied news agenda drove the increased traffic – the sad news about David Bowie and Alan Rickman, the UK’s unpredictable weather and coverage of Celebrity Big Brother.”