Western Gazette

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This article is about the Western Gazette in England. For The Western Gazette at the University of Western Ontario, see The_UWO_Gazette.
Western Gazette
Type weekly
Format tabloid
Owner(s) Local World
Founded 1737
Language English
Circulation 19,724 [ABC Dec 2014]

The Western Gazette is a regional newspaper, published every Thursday in Yeovil, Somerset, England. Before February 2009 there were eleven local sub-editions, but these were then rationalised into six: North Dorset, Sherborne, West Dorset, Crewkerne & Chard, Yeovil & District, and South Somerset.[1] However, as of 2012 there are only 5 editions: Yeovil; Sherborne; Somerton & Langport; Wincanton, Castle Cary, Bruton & Gillingham and Crewkerne, Chard & Illminster. In 2012, Local World acquired owner Northcliffe Media from Daily Mail and General Trust.[2]

The newspaper currently employs around 50 staff, now occupying a space in the Yeovil Innovation Centre, a space established to support new companies in their formative years, leaving their former landmark building in February 2011.