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Bonus for staff as Tindle meets targets

Staff of Tindle Newspapers will be celebrating Christmas with a £200 bonus this year – thanks to meeting their chairman’s challenge of reaching a total of 200 titles and radio stations by the end of the year. The target was

News staff set to welcome Duke of York

The Dartmouth Chronicle and Kingsbridge and Salcombe Gazette are preparing to welcome a royal visitor to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the two titles. The Duke of York is due to visit Dartmouth tomorrow as part of a day-long

Tindle profits up more than20 per cent

The success story at Tindle Newspapers has continued with pre-tax profits for the year up more than £1m, to £6.4m – an increase of almost 21 per cent. The rate of growth doubled in the second six months of the

Media owner visits new Echo office

The proprietor of the Fishguard-based County Echo, Sir Ray Tindle, has paid a visit to the newly opened office in Brodog Court to meet the staff of the paper. He toured the premises together with the managers from Cambrian News,

Fast-acting Tindle snaps up Somerset weekly

Tindle Newspapers has stepped in to snap up the free weekly Radstock and Midsomer Norton Journal in Somerset after Northcliffe was refused permission to complete the purchase. Sir Ray Tindle saw a chance to strengthen his portfolio of some 130

Profits record for booming newspaper group

Tindle Newspapers has seen profits increase by as much in the last 12 months as they did in the previous 14 years. Chairman Sir Ray Tindle reported at the company’s general meeting that the company had enjoyed the most profitable

'Respected' Sunday regional changes hands

Newsquest’s Sunday Independent, the oldest regional Sunday newspaper in England and Wales, is being sold to Tindle Newspapers. The move will rationalise Newsquest’s business in the Westcountry, while strengthening Tindle’s 80-strong portfolio in the region. Tindle chairman Sir Ray Tindle

A dozen new free papers launched by Tindle

One of the biggest launches seen in the UK regional press industry will bring a series of 12 monthly community newspapers created by Tindle Newspapers. The company says they will be full of very local parish-pump news, features, photographs and