Portadown Times

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Portadown Times
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Johnston Publishing (NI)
Editor Alistair Bushe
Founded 1920s
Language English
Headquarters Portadown, Co. Armagh
Official website Portadown Times

The Portadown Times is a newspaper based in Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK. It is published by Johnston Publishing (NI), part of Johnston Press who own thirty-seven papers across Ireland.

Founded in the 1920s, the Portadown was a poor second to the longer-established Portadown News, and - until it was taken over in the 1950s by James Morton remained that way. Under his expertise, it passed the News circulation and he took over the News in the early 1970s and ran both as a bi-weekly operation until he finally closed the Portadown News.

On Jim Morton's death, the Morton Newspaper Empire - which comprised around 22 titles in Northern Ireland, passed on to his son John who sold them to Scottish Radio, who consequently sold them on to Johnston Press.

The editor of the Portadown Times is Alistair Bushe who took over two years ago from David Armstrong who was in charge for more than 40 years.