Cambridge News

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Cambridge News
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Cambridge News Headquarters
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Local World
Founded 1888
Language English
Headquarters Milton, Cambridgeshire
Circulation 20,987 (December 2010-June 2011)[1]
Website www.cambridge-news.co.uk

The Cambridge News (formerly the Cambridge Evening News) is a British daily newspaper published each weekday and on Saturdays. It is distributed from its parent company Cambridge Newspapers Ltd's Milton base which was opened in 1991 as a print works, and became the Evening News' main operational hub in 1998. In the period December 2010-June 2011, it had an average daily circulation of 20,987.[1]

History[edit]

The paper was founded by William Farrow Taylor as the Cambridge Daily News in 1888,[citation needed] and after a slow start saw sales rise as an appetite for knowledge of the news and sports grew among the Cambridge public.[citation needed] As its following steadily grew, the fledgling paper survived the need for modernisation in the early twentieth century[citation needed] (Captain Archibald Taylor, son of the founder, was the first managing director to introduce a standard typeface during this time, for example[citation needed]), the uncertain economic climate during the 1920s and 1930s and the printing shortages of the Second World War.[citation needed]

In the 1920s the Taylors sold the paper to the Iliffe family,[citation needed] who sold it in 1938 and then reacquired it in 1959,[citation needed] moving it to a larger premises on Newmarket Road:[citation needed] they continued to turn the paper into a profit-making business under the new name of the Cambridge Evening News, starting in 1969.[citation needed] The headquarters moved from Newmarket Road to Milton in 1998.[citation needed] In 2012, Local World acquired Iliffe News and Media from Yattendon Group.[2]

In 2007 the paper started publishing an early-morning "Sunrise" edition titled simply Cambridge News, as well as the afternoon edition.[citation needed] In 2008, the evening edition was stopped. As the paper now only has a morning edition; "Evening" has been removed from the paper's title.[citation needed]

The Cambridge News also has eight sister papers with a more local circulation as part of the Weekly News series: Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, St Ives and St Neots (all in Cambridgeshire), Haverhill and Newmarket (in Suffolk), Royston (in Hertfordshire) and Saffron Walden (in Essex).[citation needed][unreliable source?]

Until 2002 the St Neots edition was titled St Neots Evening News and the Huntingdon & St Ives edition Huntingdon and St Ives Evening News for around three years, before reverting to their original names.[citation needed] The paper is also active in local community campaigns such as its long running 'Action on the A14' campaign which demands action be taken on the dangerous road[citation needed] that bisects the paper's readership area, and also sponsors numerous local events such as the Village & Community Magazine Awards and the annual Business Excellence Awards, while running its own Community Awards to recognise readers who have made a difference in the area.[citation needed] The current editor is Paul Brackley.[citation needed]

On Saturday 13th September 2014, the newspaper was relaunched with a new design, alongside daily paid-for regional editions Hunts News, Royston News and Walden News replacing the free weekly publications.[3]

Awards[edit]

Cambridge News Online was highly commended at the EDF Energy Awards and The Newspaper Awards, both held in 2009.[citation needed] Judges called it the "most essential news site in the region" and also praised its high quality multimedia offerings.[citation needed]

Cambridge News also won Community Campaign of the Year after its four-month campaign to deliver free bus fares to the region's 140,000 pensioners ended in victory.[citation needed]

The paper won Regional Newspaper of the Year at The Newspaper Awards held in 2009 and 2013.[4]

Online media[edit]

Cambridge News publishes most of its news online via its website. The site can be viewed for free and without registration.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ABC figures: How the regional dailies performed". HoldTheFrontPage (UK). 31 August 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Daily Mail sells regional newspapers to Local World". BBC News. 21 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Cambridge News launches bigger, brighter, better paper". Cambridge News (UK). 12 September 2014. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Cambridge News wins UK Regional Newspaper of the Year award". Cambridge News (UK). 25 April 2013. 

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