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Tindle Newspapers

  • Head Office: The Old Court House, Union Road, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7PT
  • Telephone: 01252 735667
  • Website: www.tindlenews.co.uk

Tindle Newspapers is led by Sir Ray Tindle, who began the group with £300 demob money given to soldiers at the end of the Second World War.

Through launches and acquisitions the group now has more than 220 titles, with an audited weekly circulation of more than 1.4m and turnover above £50m.

A strong believer in “ultra-local” journalism, Sir Ray’s empire is mainly comprised of weekly titles in the south of England.

More information can be found on the company’s website at www.tindlenews.co.uk.

What we have written about Tindle Newspapers

Sale of Welsh newspaper under discussion

Northcliffe Newspapers is setting up a deal to buy the Neath and Port Talbot Tribune from Tindle Newspapers. The competition minister has been asked to rubber-stamp the deal, which would not need to be referred to the Competition Commission because

It ain't half hot mum!Newsrooms react to war

The regional press is capitalising on the time difference between Iraq and the UK – and to round-the-clock conflict – by bringing up-to-date news from the Gulf that the nationals can’t carry. Many are carrying up to 15 pages of

400 attend funeral of former editor

The funeral of former Tenby Observer editor Arthur Ormand has been held. Between 400 and 500 attended the service at St Mary’s Church in Tenby, including veteran actor Kenneth Griffiths. Arthur was a well-known member of the Tenby community and

Tindle web man leavesfor Adfast

Internet director of the Tindle Newspapers Group, Rob Fogwill, has been appointed technical support manager for the Adfast digital artwork transmission system. He will head up the sales and support team from July 2. He will provide upload and download

New era for Echo

The Fishguard County Echo has begun a new era, with the replacement of its general manager. Des Turner has left the weekly newspaper after 19 years of service to take up a role with Dyfed-Powys Police. After joining the County

Shake-up in the top 20 regional press publishers

The largest 20 publishers now account for 84 per cent of all the regional press titles – and 95 per cent of weekly circulation. The figures compare with 78 per cent and 94 per cent at the start of this

Tindle facing the future with confidence and soaring profits

A company with more than 100 titles has announced record profits and predicted that newspapers will continue to flourish. Tindle Newspapers’ annual meeting was told that the past year had been “hugely successful”, with profit before tax and radio company

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

Tindle buys newspaper and radio station

Welsh language newspaper Y Cymro has been sold by North Wales Newspapers to entrepreneur and publisher Sir Ray Tindle. The deal also saw Tindle Newspapers buy Radio Ceredigion 2000 Cyfyngedig and will enable Tindle Newspapers to further extend their commitment

'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

Northcliffe given green light for purchase

A Welsh newspaper is set to change hands after the competition minister agreed to the move. Northcliffe Newspapers has been given permission to buy the Neath and Port Talbot Tribune from Tindle Newspapers. Northcliffe already owns the weekly Neath and

Record profits for regional newspaper firm

Tindle Newspapers has announced record profits for the year ending on March 31 – breaking the £5m barrier for the first time. The regional newspaper operator, based in Surrey, has titles all over the country and recently launched several new

The Citizen picks up Regional Newspaper of the Year prize

The Citizen in Gloucester has been named Regional Newspaper of the Year at the 2005 Newspaper Awards. The title picked up the award during a ceremony at the London Hilton on Park Lane last night, at the competition dedicated to