The Scarborough News

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Scarborough News
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Johnston Press PLC
Editor Ed Asquith
Founded 1882 as Scarborough Evening News
Political alignment Impartial
Headquarters Scarborough, England
Circulation 10,957 (December 2010-June 2011)[1]
Website http://www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk

The Scarborough News is a weekly newspaper distributed in and around the Scarborough area in North Yorkshire. It was launched on 31 May 2012 as a relaunch of the former daily newspaper, the Scarborough Evening News, and incorporates information from the former Saturday edition of the Filey & Hunmanby Mercury. It is a 'bumper' edition (136 pages), as news for seven days that was spread over six days (including the former Saturday Mercury edition) now has to be condensed into a weekly issue.

It is part of Yorkshire Regional Newspapers Ltd., which is owned by Johnston Press PLC.

History[edit]

The Scarborough Evening News was first published in 1882. At that time, the paper had a major rival in the Scarborough Daily Post, which had appeared six years earlier in 1876. The rivalry between the two newspapers continued up to 1921 when the Evening News bought the Daily Post. The newspaper gave a local slant on the day's news, plus a look at headlines across the United Kingdom and the world. When first published, it was one of six newspapers serving the area. Published six times a week Monday–Saturday, it served a 20-mile (30 km) radius of Scarborough, with a core radius of 12 miles (20 km). It was also available in Whitby, alongside the Whitby Gazette, and in many other towns and villages in the borough of Scarborough.[2]

For many years, the Saturday edition of the newspaper was titled The Mercury.

In March 2006, the press at the Scarborough Evening News office in Scarborough was closed, ending printing in the town going back 150 years.[3]

In May 2012 it was announced that the newspaper was to be re-launched as a weekly publication, along with three other Johnston Press regional newspapers. The organization has announced its plans to concentrate on extensive daily online publishing, coupled with iPad technology.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "ABC figures: How the regional dailies performed". HoldTheFrontPage (UK). 31 August 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Scarborough Evening News January - July 2010 average circulation Audit Bureau of Circulations
  3. ^ [1], retrieved 30 December 2006