Reading Post

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Reading Post
Reading Post.jpg
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Trinity Mirror
Editor Andy Murrill
Language English
Headquarters Reading, Berkshire
Website getreading.co.uk
Reading Post offices, Richfield Avenue

The Reading Post (until 2009, the Reading Evening Post), was an English local newspaper covering Reading, Berkshire, and surrounding areas. The title page of the paper featured the Maiwand Lion, a famous local landmark at Forbury Gardens. The paper was most recently published by Surrey & Berkshire Media Ltd., a division of Trinity Mirror plc.

Editions[edit]

In 2009, the paper changed from daily publication to publishing weekly on a Wednesday as a paid-for paper with a free edition on a Friday titled Get Reading. The paper was previously promoted as an evening paper and published Monday to Friday. In recent years, all editions were tabloid though it was launched as a broadsheet.[1][2]

Sale[edit]

In February 2010, the division of Guardian Media Group which included the Reading Evening Post was sold to Trinity Mirror. This sale included 22 titles across the north of England and in Surrey and Berkshire.[3]

Awards[edit]

The Reading Evening Post was named Regional Newspaper of the Year for the second year running at the 2004 Newspaper Awards.[4]

Closure[edit]

The final issue was published on 17th December 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Luft, Oliver (11 March 2009). "GMG cuts 95 jobs in Surrey and Berkshire newspapers". guardian.co.uk. Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 11 March 2009. 
  2. ^ Murrill, Andy (29 May 2009). "Not the last Post for Reading". getreading.com. Surrey & Berkshire Media Ltd. Retrieved 29 May 2009. 
  3. ^ "Manchester Evening News sold by Guardian Media Group". Manchester Evening News. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Evening Post crowned best regional for second year". holdthefrontpage.co.uk. 30 April 2004. Retrieved 20 July 2006. 

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