Buckinghamshire Examiner

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Buckinghamshire Examiner
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Trinity Mirror
Publisher Trinity Mirror Southern Ltd
Editor Shujaul Azam
Founded 1889
Language English
Headquarters Uxbridge, Middlesex
Official website www.buckinghamshireexaminer.co.uk

The Buckinghamshire Examiner more usually known as the Bucks Examiner is a weekly newspaper, published on Wednesdays and distributed in the towns of Amersham, Chesham, and the surrounding villages in the Chiltern area of Buckinghamshire, England. It is published by Trinity Mirror

It was first published in 1889 under the banner Amesham Examiner.[1] The paper moved to Chesham in the 1890s along with the Amersham & Rickmansworth Times. It was known for a period as the Chesham Examiner only becoming the Bucks Examiner in 1906. In the 1960s, following the introduction of lithographic technology, it was the first weekly newspaper in the UK to carry a full colour advert.[2] Until 2009 it had its main office in the Chesham town when this closed the editorial office was relocated to Uxbridge.

The paper covers local news, features, leisure and sport including the exploits of Chesham United football club and Chesham Cricket Club.

The Bucks Examiner is jointly published by Trinity Mirror Group of Newspapers with the tabloid newspaper the Buckinghamshire Advertiser. Both newspapers share editorial teams and regional news reports.

The Buckinghamshire Advertiser was founded by William Broadwater in November 1853 as the Buckinghamshire Advertiser, and Middlesex, Herts, Berks, Beds, and Oxon Gazette. By 1861, and after several name changes, it was known as Broadwater's Buckinghamshire Advertiser, Uxbridge Journal, Middlesex, Herts, Berks, Beds, and Oxon Gazette. Since then the paper has been bought and sold by a number of owners and undergone several further name changes before being purchased by Trinity Mirror in 2004.[3] Today it is distributed in Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter and Gerrards Cross.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeremy Sumner Wycherley Gibson, Bret Langston, Brenda W. Smith (2002). Local Newspapers, 1750-1920. England: Clearfield Co Ltd. [1]
  2. ^ End of an era...but your newspaper is going nowhere Bucks Examiner, Retrieved 30 January 2011
  3. ^ 'From the Journal to the Gazette - October 2006' Heritage Building Bridges Retrieved 2 February 2011

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