Telegraph & Argus
T & A
|Owner(s)||Newsquest Media Group|
The Telegraph & Argus is the local daily newspaper for Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Printed early morning (it used to be an evening paper) on its own presses in Bradford, it is published six times each week, from Monday to Saturday inclusive. Locally, the paper is known as the T&A. It also breaks news 24/7 on its website.
Founded in 1868, the paper was a broadsheet until 1989 when it became tabloid. It features a range of news, features, sport, lifestyle articles and classified advertising, with weekly supplements on motoring and property and a weekly television guide.
The Telegraph & Argus is owned by Newsquest, the third largest publisher of regional newspapers in the United Kingdom, which is owned by the American media empire Gannett. The current editor is Perry Austin-Clarke, who has now held the post since 1992, making him the paper's longest-serving editor.
The Argus Weekly occupied Argus Chambers in the Britannia House building over a century ago. The Yorkshire Evening Argus and the Bradford Daily Telegraph newspapers later combined to form the Bradford Telegraph & Argus, which has occupied its present building, the former Milligan and Forbes Warehouse for some decades. "Bradford" was dropped from the title in the 1930s, when the paper's circulation area spread across much of West Yorkshire. At one time it had branch offices in nine towns across the region, as well as an office in Morecambe, the Lancashire coastal resort to which many Bradfordians went to retire. At its height the paper's daily sale exceeded 130,000. It is now less than one fifth of that figure. Thirty years ago a new wing with a skin of dark glass was added to house the printing presses, and these machines can be seen through the windows from the street.
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