Cumberland and Westmorland Herald

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Cumberland & Westmorland Herald
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Headquarters Penrith
ISSN 1357-2164
OCLC number 500342714

The Cumberland & Westmorland Herald (formerly known as The Penrith Herald, The Appleby and Kirkby Stephen Herald, and The Mid Cumberland and North Westmorland Herald over the years) is a local newspaper in Cumbria, England.

Established in 1860, the Herald is an independent weekly broadsheet newspaper covering a large area of East Cumbria, including the towns of Penrith, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Kirkby Stephen, Keswick and Alston mainly corresponding to Eden district and part of Allerdale borough.

The newspaper is published weekly on a Saturday, though some shops in Penrith sell it on a Friday evening, with a circulation of approximately 15,910 copies. Up until 2018 The Herald was printed at the CN Group's works at Carlisle but since CN Group was tookover by Newsquest it is printed in Glasgow. Since the printing of the paper was transferred to Glasgow the size of the pages are smaller and the births, marriages and deaths section has moved to Page 2.

In April 2013, the paper won "Weekly Newspaper Of the Year", at the National Newspaper Awards, and was congratulated by local MP Tim Farron and David Simpson MP at the House of Commons.[1]

See also[edit]

Cumbrian Newspapers Group Ltd v Cumberland & Westmorland Herald Newspaper & Printing Co Ltd [1986] BCLC 286, a famous legal case relating to the newspaper.


  1. ^ "Newspaper Awards 2013 and The Cumberland and Westmorland Herald". parliament UK. Retrieved 14 October 2016. 

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