Newbury Weekly News

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The Newbury Weekly News
NWN frontpage.png
Type Weekly newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Blacket Turner Co
Editor Andy Murrill
Founded 1867
Headquarters Newspaper House
Faraday Road
RG14 2DW
Circulation 20,405[1]
ISSN 0961-9739
OCLC number 500150445

The Newbury Weekly News is an award-winning English local weekly newspaper, covering Newbury and West Berkshire. The paper's website is known as Newbury Today.[2] It is published by the Newbury Weekly News Group.


The British Army in Italy 1943: Men of the 2/6th Queen's Regiment read the Newbury Weekly News in their jeep, 29 September 1943.

The newspaper was first published in 1867 by Walter Blacket and Thomas Wheildon Turner.[3] It has been independently and family-owned since its establishment,[3] with Blacket Turner & Co being formed in the 1980s.[4]


The newspaper's catchment covers an area of 300 square miles (780 km2) and a population of around 150,000.[4] In the company's certificate of circulation (published in February 2010 by the Audit Bureau of Circulations), the average circulation per issue was 20,405 – 100% of which was through newstrade, single copy and subscription sales.[1]


In 2006, the newspaper won The Newspaper Society's Best Paid-For Weekly Newspaper award. The newspaper's website was voted Best Website Produced by a Weekly Newspaper.[5] In 2007, Newbury Today was named the Picture Editors' Newspaper Website of the Year, an award it shared with The Sun. [6]


  1. ^ a b "Newbury Weekly News Standard Certificate of Circulation - July to December 2009" (PDF). Regional Publication. Audit Bureau of Circulations. February 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "About Newbury Today". Newbury Today. Newbury Weekly News. 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Newbury Weekly News". British Newspapers Online. British Expat Magazine. 12 February 2009. Archived from the original on May 29, 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "About Newbury Weekly News". Newbury Today. Newbury Weekly News. 2008. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Family-owned news firm marks 140 years". Regional press news. Hold the Front Page. 1 February 2007. Retrieved 15 March 2010. 
  6. ^ "Picture Editors' Awards 2007 Press Release". City of London website. City of London Website. 21 June 2007. Retrieved 27 December 2010. 

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