Bridlington Free Press

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Bridlington Free Press
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid[1]
Publisher Johnston Press
Editor Ed Asquith
Circulation 10,545 (as of 2013)[2]
Sister newspapers Scarborough News[3]
ISSN 0963-455X

The Bridlington Free Press is a newspaper that was launched in 1859,[4] is now owned by Johnston Press (Johnston Press New Media) and is distributed in the Bridlington area of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England.

A new edition of the paper is released every Thursday.

The editor is Ed Asquith[5] who is also editor of The Scarborough News,[6] The Pocklington Post, The Filey Mercury and The Whitby Gazette.[7]

The paper also employs a number of freelance editorial and photographic staff members.

A new independent paper, the Bridlington Echo was launched in July 2016 in competition against the Bridlington Free Press.[8]


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  3. ^ "Bridlington Free Press | Johnston Press plc". Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Bridlington Local Studies Library" (PDF). Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "contact us - Bridlington Free Press". Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "contact us - The Scarborough News". Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "contact us - Whitby Gazette". Retrieved 16 May 2017. 
  8. ^ Sharman, David (9 June 2016). "Scarborough Review founder quits to launch Bridlington Echo - Journalism News from HoldtheFrontPage". Hold the Front Page. Retrieved 16 May 2017.