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150th newspaper publisher signs up to copy licensing body

The Newspaper Licensing Agency, the body that licenses businesses to copy content from national and regional newspapers, has announced that it has received its 150th mandate to represent a regional newspaper publisher – bringing the total number of titles it represents to 1,400.

The Congleton Chronicle, will be licensed by the NLA from this month, along with its sister titles, the Sandbach and Biddulph Chronicles.

Congleton Chronicle editor Jeremy Condliffe said: “I am pleased to know that the Newspaper Licensing Agency is there to support the efforts of smaller publishers such as ourselves.”

MD at the LNA, David Pugh, said: “The NLA now represents 1,400 publications – ranging across all the major titles to small, local newspapers.

“The number and diversity of titles that we license demonstrates the breadth and relevance of the UK newspaper industry.

“We now have 150 mandates from UK publishers – but we are keen to increase our representation still further.”