The Leigh Times Series

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The Leigh Times Series is a group of local English newspapers based in Essex owned and run by the Tindle Newspaper Group since 2008.[1]

History[edit]

The Leigh Times was started in 1983[2] in Leigh-On-Sea by Michael and Shirley Guy.[3][4] The group went on to launch various local titles including Rayleigh Times, The Canvey and Benfleet Times and The Southend Times (ceased 2009).[5] The group was purchased by Tindle Newspaper Group in 2008 after Michael and Shirley Guy decided to retire.[6] The family still have connection to the paper with Michael's children Michael and Lisa still working for the business.

Southend historian and author Ian Yearsley began his career with the Leigh Times.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tindle buys Essex newspaper group - The Guardian p.16 September 2008". Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  2. ^ "1983 - Southend Timeline". Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  3. ^ "The Leigh Times - Bloomberg". Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Tindle buys Essex newspaper group - The Guardian p.16 September 2008". Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Newspapers - Southend Timeline". Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  6. ^ "South Essex weeklies bought by Tindle - Holdthefrontpage.co.uk". Retrieved 5 October 2018.