Lincolnshire Echo

The Lincolnshire Echo is a weekly British regional newspaper for Lincolnshire, whose first edition was on Tuesday 31 January 1893, and is published every Thursday. It is owned by Local World and it is distributed throughout the county.

The newspaper was a daily morning publication until Friday 15 October 2011. The first weekly edition was published on Thursday 20 October 2011.

In 2005 the printing plant in Lincoln was closed and production was moved to Grimsby, then later to Derby. It now prints in Stoke or Didcot. The paper uses its sister website to break stories that happen during the day. The Lincolnshire Echo building was sold in April 2009 to the University of Lincoln. The Lincolnshire Echo has moved to office space in Witham Wharf, still in the city centre.

Lincolnshire Media Ltd also produces a series of Target newspapers - weekly newspapers for specific areas, including Lincoln, Gainsborough, Boston, Sleaford, East Coast, Grantham and Louth. The Retford Times is a weekly paid-for newspaper for the town of Retford, also produced by the group.

The daily version of the paper was named "Regional Newspaper of the Year" by the Newspaper Society in April 2005.[1] The current editor is Melanie West.

With changing habits and the economic downturn the Lincolnshire Echo's parent company saw a 91 per cent drop in operating profit at UK regional newspaper division Northcliffe Media.[2]

It was announced on 16 September 2011, the Lincolnshire Echo was to become a weekly paper, following the Scunthorpe Telegraph and other Northcliffe papers.[3]

During the period 2002–2005, the paper played a major role in exposing a local political scandal, when it challenged Jim Speechley, the then Conservative leader of Lincolnshire County Council, who was jailed for 18 months in 2004 for financial corruption.[4][5][6][7][8][9]

In 2012, Local World acquired owner Northcliffe Media from Daily Mail and General Trust.[10]

See also


  1. "Press Gazette". Press Gazette. Retrieved 2011-04-25.
  2. "Lincolnshire Echo to become a weekly newspaper after 118 years". This is Lincolnshire. 16 September 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2011.
  3. "Campaigns". HoldTheFrontPage. Retrieved 2011-04-25.
  4. Archived 18 April 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. "Journalism news from". HoldtheFrontPage. Retrieved 2011-04-25.
  6. "Journalism news from". HoldtheFrontPage. Retrieved 2011-04-25.
  7. Archived 20 December 2004 at the Wayback Machine.
  8. "Journalism news from". HoldtheFrontPage. Retrieved 2011-04-25.
  9. Daily Mail sells regional newspapers to Local World BBC News, 21 November 2012

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