Eastern Daily Press

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Eastern Daily Press
Type Daily newspaper
Format Compact (ex-broadsheet)
Publisher Archant
Editor David Powles
Political alignment Nonpartisan
Language English
Headquarters Norwich
Circulation 59,490 (December 2010-June 2011)[1]
Website Eastern Daily Press

The Eastern Daily Press (EDP) is a regional newspaper covering Norfolk, and northern parts of Suffolk and eastern Cambridgeshire, and is published daily in Norwich, UK.

Founded in 1870 as a broadsheet called the Eastern Counties Daily Press, it changed its name to the Eastern Daily Press in 1872. It moved to the compact (tabloid) format in the mid-1990s. The paper is now owned and published by Archant, formerly known as Eastern Counties Newspapers Group. It aims to represent the interests of the local population in the region in a non-partisan way with its mission statement being to 'champion a fair deal for the future prosperity of the region'. Despite its commitment to regional issues, the EDP covers national (and international) news and sport with the aim of being a substitute for a national paper. Perhaps because of this wider non-regional coverage the EDP is the best-selling regional morning newspaper in England and is the only regional British newspaper to out-sell The Sun in its region.[citation needed]

The paper also produces a sister edition, the Norwich Evening News.

Notable editors[edit]

Current editors[edit]

Nigel Pickover


  1. ^ "ABC figures: How the regional dailies performed". HoldTheFrontPage. UK. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 

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