All the leading regional press groups saw an increase in online readership during the first six months of the year, the latest report has shown.
The ABC multi-platform figures, or ABCes, show that daily visitor figures increased across the main regional press networks, with just four websites showing a drop.
Of the regional press companies, the Kent Messenger group had the biggest increase of 44.5pc year-on-year to 34,577 daily users.
Local World saw its daily visitors rise by 34.2pc to 466,058, while Newsquest’s websites increased their daily browsers by 28.9pc to 643,836.
Johnston Press’ websites saw a 14.8pc rise in daily unique browsers to 643,853 maintaining its lead as the most-visited, while Trinity Mirror’s regional sites had an 8.3pc increase to 582,836.
Among the websites which had a fall in numbers was the Coventry Telegraph with a fall of 7.2pc in daily unique browsers to 22,811.
The Yorkshire Post had a fall in daily users of 6.2pc, the Lancashire Evening Post’s website had a decrease in daily users of 4.1pc, and jobstoday.co.uk had the biggest fall of 17pc.
Among the titles to see the biggest increases in visitors was HeraldScotland, which includes The Herald and the Sunday Herald, which saw an increase of 53.2pc to 63,695 daily users.
And the South Wales Evening Post had an increase of 46pc to 24,362.
The full list, with the daily unique browsers followed by the year-on-year percentage increase or decrease, is as follows:
|Johnston Press Network||643,853||14.8pc|
|Kent Online (KM Group) network||34,577||44.5pc|
|Local World Network (Web)||466,058||34.2pc|
|Bristol Post (Web)||32,601||26.9pc|
|Cambridge News (Web)||27,337||21.2pc|
|Hull Daily Mail (Web)||38,583||18.9pc|
|Leicester Mercury (Web)||31,977||14.3pc|
|Nottingham Post (Web)||37,781||30.3pc|
|South Wales Evening Post (Web)||24,362||46pc|
|Midland News Association Network||87,385||24pc|
|Trinity Mirror Regional Network||582,836||8.3pc|