Gazette & Observer

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The Gazette & Observer, in full the Ilkley, Wharfedale and Aireborough Gazette & Observer, was a weekly newspaper published by Wharfedale Newspapers of Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England, and part of the Newsquest group. It began publication on 10 February 2011 as a merger of the two previous local papers, the Ilkley Gazette and the Wharfedale & Airedale Observer. However, three months later, the paper was spun off into the two previous titles after customer dissatisfaction.[1]

The paper covered the towns of Wharfedale and the upper Aire valley including Otley, Pool in Wharfedale, Leathley, Yeadon, Guiseley, Rawdon and Horsforth.[2] The bulk of the newspaper was now produced in Ilkley and Bradford. Publication day was Thursday, and circulation was approximately 10,300, with a readership of almost 26,000 and cover price of 75p.[3]


  1. ^ "Ilkley Gazette | British Newspapers Online". 10 February 2014. Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Wharfedale & Airedale Observer". Retrieved 30 August 2017.
  3. ^ "New-look paper will be even better than before!". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. 20 January 2011. Retrieved 30 August 2017.

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