Tindle Newspaper Group

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Tindle Newspapers Group publish over 200 local newspapers in the UK, a number of which are over 100 years old. They are based in Farnham, Surrey, and the Chief Executive, as at 2007, was Mr Brian Doel. The owner and managing director is Sir Ray Tindle, who is a strong believer in ultra-local journalism.[1] Tindle Newspapers Group is a separate company to the Tindle Radio Group.

In 2003 as the Iraq War started, the owner of the Tindle Newspaper Group, Sir Ray Tindle, issued an order to his newspapers that they could no longer cover anti-war protests.[2] This decision was controversial and was attacked as censorship by a number of commentators, including the National Union of Journalists General Secretary Jeremy Dear.[3]

In 2019, Tindle Newspaper Group closed 4 of their local newspapers.[4]


  1. ^ "Tindle Newspaper Group". Hold the Front Page. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  2. ^ Full text of article in Totnes Times
  3. ^ Too Late For Debate?
  4. ^ https://www.pressgazette.co.uk/tindle-newspapers-closes-essex-based-yellow-advertiser-series/

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