Regional & local newspapers

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Final whistle for the ‘pink ’un’: British football’s last-surviving matchday newspaper closes
After 119 years, Portsmouth’s Saturday evening Sports Mail has printed its last issue. A dedicated reader bids this singular British institution a fond farewell

Tim Adams

23, Jul, 2022 @3:22 PM

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Evening Standard’s losses climb to nearly £70m over five years
Evgeny Lebedev’s London freesheet reports £14m loss for last year as Covid continues to hit advertising

Mark Sweney

12, Jul, 2022 @9:57 AM

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Mirror, Express and local newspapers face strike risk as NUJ rejects pay offer
Reach, which also owns titles such as the Manchester Evening News and Liverpool Echo, has offered 3%

Jim Waterson Media editor

28, Jun, 2022 @2:21 PM

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Local papers lose out to Facebook as UK towns become ‘news deserts’
Report says people often find online groups more informative than underfunded traditional media

Jim Waterson Media editor

15, Jun, 2022 @4:57 PM

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Tories ‘bending the rules’ after missing deadline for publishing Lebedev advice
Not releasing MI5 advice on granting peerage makes government look like it has something to hide, Labour says

Aubrey Allegretti Political correspondent

28, Apr, 2022 @6:26 PM

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When the same awful thing happens often enough, it ceases to be newsworthy – and that is a big problem | Adrian Chiles
Ukraine has slipped down the news agenda, when so recently it was all we could talk about. But the media has to move on – and that has always troubled me, writes Adrian Chiles

Adrian Chiles

30, Mar, 2022 @3:32 PM

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Value of Mirror publisher Reach plunges 25% after it warns of profit squeeze
Daily Mirror owner expects ‘modest’ drop in operating profits this year due to inflation and soaring costs

Mark Sweney

01, Mar, 2022 @1:53 PM

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Newspaper group Archant up for sale 18 months after private equity buyout
Exclusive: Publisher of dozens of local titles was sold to Rcapital in deal that promised ‘bright future’

Mark Sweney

28, Jan, 2022 @1:53 PM

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A moment that changed me: I lost my dream job – and found unexpected success
After 26 years as a local journalist, being made redundant was devastating. But then came a surprising opportunity

David Barnett

08, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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How anti-vaxxers and ivermectin advocates have co-opted US local news
Local outlets may lack audience size, but they can can provide a veneer of legitimacy to fringe groups, experts say

Nick Robins-Early

03, Nov, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Standard in crisis: read all about it, but for how much longer?
As London’s ‘local’ paper hits troubled times, we examine the profitable past and challenging future for Britain’s provincial press

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and media correspondent

31, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Emily Sheffield departs as editor of Evening Standard
David Cameron’s sister-in-law departs London newspaper hot seat just 15 months after replacing George Osborne

Jim Waterson Media editor

21, Oct, 2021 @10:45 AM

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