Argus Press

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This article is about the British publisher. For the Michigan newspaper, see Argus-Press.

Argus Press is a British publishing company. It was acquired by British Electric Traction (BET) in 1966, and became the publishing arm of that company.

Argus Newspapers[edit]

The newspaper division of the company, Argus Newspapers, was purchased by Trinity International Holdings (later Trinity Mirror) in 1993.[1] Among its titles are the South London Press, the Reading Chronicle, and several other regional papers.[2]

Argus Specialist Publications[edit]

The magazine division of the company is Argus Specialist Publications. Among its former titles are several computing magazines:

Argus Press Software[edit]

The software division, Argus Press Software, was active in the 1980s, producing games for several home computer systems of the time.

It acquired Quicksilva and Starcade in 1984,[5][6] Bug Byte in 1985,[7] and also published titles by the wargame company MC Lothlorien.[8]

In 1987 Argus Press Software was purchased by its managing director, Stephen Hall, and renamed GrandSlam Entertainment.[9]


  1. ^ The Independent, 2 November 1993, "Argus papers deal finalised"
  2. ^ The Independent, 24 March 1993, "Trinity considers bid for Argus newspapers"
  3. ^ Your Spectrum, August 1984, "Frontlines"
  4. ^ CRASH, June 1987, "News"
  5. ^ Popular Computing Weekly, 7-13 June 1984, "Argus buys out Quicksilva"
  6. ^ Home Computing Weekly, 23 October 1984, "News"
  7. ^ CRASH, July 1985, "This Tormented Business"
  8. ^ Sinclair User, May 1985, "News"
  9. ^ Sinclair User, January 1988, "Whodunwot"