A handful of paid-for weeklies posted circulation increases in the latest round of ABC figures, with one shooting up 75.8pc.
Other titles to welcome rises include the Mearns Leader and Kincardineshire Observer, which went up 17.8pc year-on-year, and the Shrewsbury Chronicle with a 45.1pc rise, although this is the first audit since it adopted the part paid-for, part-free model in April.
Archant’s Weston and Somerset Mercury saw a rise of 4.4pc, with circulation up to 15,817, and the Uttoxeter Post and Times went up 1.2pc.
Below is the list of weeklies which either stayed at zero or posted increases for the period January to June 2009, compared with the first half of last year, and its rise as a percentage. All titles are 100pc paid-for unless otherwise stated:
Ellon Times and Inverurie Herald 3,559, +75.8pc
Mearns Leader and Kincardineshire Observer, 4,998, +17.8pc
Tyrone Times 3,435, +15.3pc
Coleraine Times 7,452, +6.4pc
Cheadle and Post Times 1,932 +4.5pc
Hebden Bridge Times 3,426, +4.1pc
Exmouth Journal 8,553, 2.1pc
Uttoxeter Post and Times 3,657, +1.2pc
Brighouse Echo 6,587, +0.4pc
Littlehampton Gazette 9,891 0pc
Strabane Chronicle 5,548, 0pc
Shrewsbury Chronicle Series 21,377, +45.1pc (51.2pc paid-for)
Dover Express 10,857, +19pc (79pc paid-for)
Weston and Somerset Mercury 15,817 +4.4pc (96.9pc paid-for)
East Kent Gazette 11,672, +4.4pc (82.6pc paid-for)
BarryJesus (28/08/2009 16:28:38)
Where are the rest of the weeklies? We’re a big part of the industry you know
R McGeddon (02/09/2009 16:49:11)
Nah we’re not important, what with sales going up across the country on papers that TRY.
Disater and gloom on the dailies, thats what’s interesting.