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ABC figures: How all the regional dailies performed

All but two UK regional dailies saw a year-on-year drop in circulation in the second half of 2012 according to the latest ABC figures.

Here’s the full list of how the regional dailies performed, in order of percentage sales increase.

Ipswich Star 16,783 +8.5pc
Paisley Daily Express 7,232 +1.3pc
Guernsey Press & Star 14,794 -1.5pc
Press & Journal, Aberdeen 66,679 -1.6pc
Jersey Evening Post 17,619 -2.2pc
Irish News 40,917 -2.4pc
North Wales Daily Post 29,577 -3.4pc
Liverpool Echo 77,849 -4.5pc
Oxford Mail 17,070 -4.8pc
News Letter, Ulster 21,475 -4.8pc
Dorset Echo 15,948 -4.9pc
Swindon Advertiser 16,259 -5.2pc
Huddersfield Daily Examiner 18,241 -5.2pc
Derby Telegraph 29,010 -5.6pc
Hull Daily Mail 39,038 -5.7pc
The Echo, Basildon, Southend and Castle Point 28,335 -5.8pc
Western Daily Press 25,264 -6pc
Cambridge News 19,012 -6pc
The Leader 14,545 -6.1pc
News and Star, Carlisle (West) 4,235 -6.2pc
Yorkshire Post 35,940 -6.4pc
Dundee Evening Telegraph 21,444 -6.4pc
Bournemouth Daily Echo 24,122 -6.5pc
News and Star, Carlisle (East) 10,849 -6.6pc
Burton Mail 11,138 -6.6pc
Worcester News 12,664 -6.7pc
Gloucestershire Echo 14,111 -6.8pc
South Wales Echo 28,893 -6.8pc
Aberdeen Evening Express 40,722 -7.5pc
Western Morning News 29,227 -7.6pc
The Northern Echo 36,740 -7.7pc
South Wales Argus 20,589 -7.7pc
Belfast Telegraph 49,530 -7.9pc
Evening Gazette 35,511 -8pc
Grimsby Telegraph 22,343 -8.2pc
Greenock Telegraph 12,773 -8.2pc
North West Evening Mail 12,281 -8.4pc
The Press, York 23,007 -8.8pc
The Herald, Plymouth 25,776 -8.9pc
The Sentinel 43,814 -9pc
South Wales Evening Post 34,873 -9.1pc
Shropshire Star 46,489 -9.3pc
The Journal, Newcastle 21,851 -9.4pc
The Bolton News 18,620 -9.5pc
Lancashire Telegraph 20,076 -9.5pc
Southern Daily Echo 28,049 -9.6pc
Birmingham Mail 40,004 -9.8pc
Colchester Gazette 14,071 -9.9pc
Bradford Telegraph & Argus 22,915 -9.9pc
Express & Star 93,799 -10pc
The Citizen 17,137 -10.2pc
Coventry Telegraph 29,266 -10.3pc
Yorkshire Evening Post 31,198 -10.5pc
Shields Gazette 12,646 -10.7pc
Newcastle Evening Chronicle 45,225 -10.9pc
Sheffield Star & Green ‘Un 31,992 -10.9pc
Dundee Courier & Advertiser 53,243 -10.9pc
The Western Mail 23,035 -11.1pc
The Post, Bristol 32,214 -11.2pc
The News, Portsmouth 34,960 -11.3pc
Eastern Daily Press 49,247 -11.4pc
Manchester Evening News 74,702 -11.6pc
Oldham Evening Chronicle 12,019 -11.9pc
Sunday Life 47,584 -11.9pc
Sunderland Echo & Football Echo 26,702 -12.9pc
Leicester Mercury 42,056 -13.2pc
Glasgow Evening Times 42,432 -13.6pc
Edinburgh Evening News 32,160 -13.7pc
Hartlepool Mail 11,473 -14.3pc
Nottingham Post 29,085 -14.3pc
East Anglian Daily Times 25,294 -15pc
Lancashire Evening Post 18,705 -15.3pc
Wigan Evening Post 5,719 -15.3pc
The Gazette, Blackpool 17,678 -16.4pc
Sunday Journal 2,125 -16.9pc
Norwich Evening News 13,322 -19.3pc
Doncaster Star 1,703 -19.3pc
The Argus, Brighton 19,199 -19.6pc


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  • February 27, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    The game’s up.
    These figures are truly, truly dreadful, and the weeklies are even worse.

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  • February 28, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    The rate the Doncaster Star is going it will soon be defunct.

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