Talk:Western Mail (Wales)

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Need DAB page as there are at least two other titles from Western Australia with same title... SatuSuro 06:50, 15 July 2006 (UTC)

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Resolved: Rationale added by MBisanz, January 28, 2008. — OwenBlacker (Talk) 13:09, 5 February 2008 (UTC)
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Wales on Sunday[edit]

I presume that Wales on Sunday is the Sunday edition of the Western Mail, since that redirects to this page. But there's no mention of it in the article. Should there be? —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 04:44, 13 July 2008 (UTC)

It is. But quite frankly, the less it gets mentioned, the better. Aredbeardeddwarf (talk) 19:37, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

North Wales[edit]

I was somewhat surprised at the claim in this article that the Western Mail is "not distributed in North Wales" - based solely, it seems, on a set of minutes from a local government lobbying group dating back to 2004.

Indeed, the latest ABC circulation report (available at www.abc.org.uk - direct linking not possible) for the Western Mail (dated August 2008) states the paper is available in "all of Wales and parts of England, including London, the South West and the Welsh Borders". This seems to be accurate, since I have seen it on sale not just in North Wales (specifically, Gwynedd), but also in Shrewsbury in the past couple of months.

Unless someone can come up with another source to say the paper is not distributed in North Wales, I am proposing this line be removed. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 149.254.224.154 (talk) 16:09, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Aside from the WLGA most sources I've seen indicate that, at the very least, the paper doesn't have wide distribution in the north. Patrick Hannan makes the point in his 1999 book The Welsh Illusion: "north of Aberystwyth it has only token readership and everyone else who wants Welsh news buys the Liverpool-based Daily Post". A survey of public attitudes to the Welsh Assembly in 2008 said that "The Western Mail, Wales’ so-called national newspaper, has almost no impact in North Wales".[1] Pondle (talk) 16:59, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Happier with the article as it now stands. I'd move the statement further down the article, but perhaps that's just me. Don't confuse "distribution" and "circulation", which are both specific terms in newspaper sales. The Western Mail has fairly good distribution up North, as there are copies for sale in most newsagents and supermarkets. Whether these are actually bought by anyone - which would be reflected in circulation figures - is a different matter entirely! —Preceding unsigned comment added by 149.254.224.151 (talk) 20:37, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

If we are referring to the WM's claim to be "the national newspaper of Wales" early on, then I think its relatively limited readership in North Wales is relevant in that context.Pondle (talk) 14:59, 15 February 2009 (UTC)