Grimsby Telegraph

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Grimsby Telegraph
Grimsby Telegraph Front Page
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Trinity Mirror
Editor Michelle Lalor[1]
Sports editor Trevor Green / Matt Dannatt
Founded 1897
Political alignment Neutral, Populist
Headquarters Heritage House, Grimsby, England
Circulation 19,824
Website www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk


The Grimsby Telegraph is a daily British regional newspaper for the town of Grimsby and the surrounding area that makes up North East Lincolnshire including the rural towns of Market Rasen and Louth. The main area for the paper's distribution is in or around Grimsby and Cleethorpes. It is published six days a week (daily except Sundays) with a free sister paper (Grimsby Target) being published once per week.

Headquarters in May 2007
Rear of the offices in March 2008

History[edit]

The paper was founded in 1897 as the Eastern Daily Telegraph. In 1899, it was renamed the Grimsby Daily Telegraph, while in 1932 it became the Grimsby Evening Telegraph.[2] In 2002, it adopted its present name.

Due to economic downturn, restructuring and cost-cutting measures were put into place by the end of 2008, Daily Mail and General Trust closed their regional printing arm – Harmsworth printing plant, several Northcliffe newspapers were printed at the Cleethorpes Road site in Grimsby including the Hull Daily Mail.[3][4]

In 2012, Local World acquired owner Northcliffe Media from Daily Mail and General Trust.[5] In September 2015, Daily Mail and General Trust confirmed it had entered into talks to sell Local World to Trinity Mirror;[6] the following month they reached an agreement with Local World's other shareholders to buy the company.[7]

After spending 118 years at offices located in Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby, Grimsby Telegraph moved to new offices in October 2015, on the first floor of Heritage House on Fisherman's Wharf – next to Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre.[8]

The weekly sister paper that is free, circulates under the name of Grimsby Post and Cleethorpes Post respectively.

Due to public demand, the Grimsby Target was relaunched in September 2015, it had originally closed back in March 2007.[9]

Awards[edit]

In 2001, Grimsby Telegraph won the pan-European award for customer care and service.[10]

Supplements[edit]

  • Monday - 12-page bygones section[9]
  • Tuesday - Young Stars youth sports section[9]
  • Wednesday - Midweek Guide, what’s-on section[9]
  • Thursday - Motor Mail
  • Friday - Property Guide
  • Saturday - Weekend Guide, including TV listings, cinema information and local shows and gigs[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Leonard, Tom (9 August 2002). "Man who made all the news fit to print". The Telegraph. Jersey: Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  2. ^ Joanne Shattock, The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, Volume 4, p.2939
  3. ^ "Jobs go as printing press closes". BBC News. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Hooker, Adam (26 September 2008). "Print jobs at risk as Harmsworth proposes Grimsby site closure". PrintWeek online. London: MA Business. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Daily Mail sells regional newspapers to Local World". BBC News. 21 November 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Soumithri, Mamidipudi (14 September 2015). "Trinity Mirror in talks to buy rival Local World". Reuters. New York: Thomson Reuters. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  7. ^ Sweney, Mark (28 October 2015). "Trinity Mirror confirms £220m Local World deal". The Guardian. London: Guardian Media Group. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  8. ^ "Grimsby Telegraph moves to modern offices in Heritage House". Grimsby Telegraph. London: Trinity Mirror. 6 October 2015. Retrieved 22 July 2016. 
  9. ^ a b c d e Turvill, William (3 September 2015). "Grimsby Target makes return to print eight years after being shut down". Press Gazette. London: Progressive Media International. Retrieved 24 July 2016. 
  10. ^ Bannister, Larissa (22 October 2001). "Grimsby Telegraph classified carries off customer care prize". Campaign UK. London: Haymarket Media Group. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 

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