Newsquest North West

is part of Newsquest Media Group, one of the UK's largest regional publishers.


We serve our customers through

  • 165+ local media brands publishing online, on mobile and in print
  • a weekly print readership of more than 6 million ‡
  • our newspaper website brands attract over 25 million ‡ unique browsers monthly
  • 1,000 experienced media sales people ‡
  • direct marketing and door-to-door delivery


NEWSQUEST (NORTH WEST)

Newsquest North West Limited is divided into five core business units across the region.

We publish 24 print titles across the region, including editions. Consisting of two leading paid for daily titles, the Lancashire Telegraph and The Bolton News; nine paid for weeklies; ten free weekly tabloids and a monthly free newspaper for the Asian community.

In addition to our newspaper network we also produce a wide range of specialist publications.

All key print titles have their own dedicated websites. Our local multi-media brands reach more than 4 million across the North West region online and in print ‡. We now also reach well over half a million users via social media channels Facebook and Twitter.



NEWSQUEST (KENDAL)

Founded in 1818, Newsquest Kendal publishes the following titles and websites:

  • The weekly (Thursday) Westmorland Gazette, a leading paid for local multimedia provider for Kendal and the Lakes.
  • Specialist magazine – Living and Prime magazine and a wide range of additional, beautifully produced niche publications.
  • The Gazette eagerly supports many of the County shows and events held throughout Cumbria.

NEWSQUEST (BLACKBURN)

Founded in 1886, Newsquest Blackburn publishes the following titles and websites:

  • The daily (Mon-Sat) Lancashire Telegraph, leading local multimedia provider for East Lancashire, which has three editions, with two main editions: Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn & Ribble Valley and Burnley, Pendle & Rossendale and the Burney free edition (every Thursday)
  • The POST – a targeted publication designed to reach the most affluent homes across East Lancashire
  • One free distribution weekly; the Chorley & Leyland Citizen.
  • A monthly free Asian newspaper, Asian Image, including the annual Fusion Awards.
  • Several niche publications are also produced including Living and Prime magazine and promotional events held annually, including the prestigious East Lancashire School Awards, Neighbourhoods Awards and Grassroots Awards.

NEWSQUEST (BOLTON)

Founded in 1867, Newsquest Bolton publishes the following titles and websites:

  • The daily Bolton News, the leading local multimedia provider for Bolton.
  • Four paid for weeklies; the Bury Times, Radcliffe Times, Prestwich & Whitefield Guide and launching Thursday 21 September 2017, The Oldham Times
  • The POST – a targeted weekly publication designed to reach the most affluent homes across Bolton
  • There are also several niche publications including Living and Prime magazine and promotional events held annually, including the prestigious Bolton & Bury Business Awards and Education Awards.

NEWSQUEST GUARDIAN SERIES (CHESHIRE)

Founded in 1853, Newsquest Guardian Series publishes the following titles and websites:

  • Three leading local multimedia, paid for weeklies; the Warrington Guardian, Northwich Guardian, Winsford and Middlewich Guardian, the Knutsford Guardian Series including the Wilmslow Guardian edition.
  • In addition to this Newsquest Cheshire publish five free distribution weeklies; Leigh Journal, Runcorn & Widnes World, St Helens Star and The POST – a targeted publication designed to reach the most affluent homes across Warrington.
  • In addition, the group publishes several targeted niche publications including Living and Prime magazines and is involved in shows and events across the Cheshire and Merseyside regions.

NEWSQUEST (MESSENGER SERIES)

Founded in 1974, Newsquest Messenger Series publishes:

  • Two leading local multimedia free weekly titles, the Sale & Altrincham Messenger and the Stretford & Urmston Messenger.
  • Several niche publications including Living and Prime magazine are also produced.

NEWSQUEST (WIRRAL)

Founded in 1973, Newsquest Wirral publishes:

  • Wirral’s leading local multimedia, free weekly, the Wirral Globe.
  • Several niche publications including Living and Prime magazine are also produced from the Globe's headquarters in Birkenhead and the title is involved in shows and events throughout the Wirral area.
Source: ‡ Publisher’s Statement 2017