“ Each week the Newbury Weekly News covers literally hundreds of stories generated over an area of nearly 300 square miles with a population of around 150,000. „
The Newbury Weekly News, or "the Newbury" as it is affectionately known locally, covers the area of West Berkshire, as well as parts of Hampshire and Wiltshire. It covers a huge geographical area and has a circulation is around 25,000,
It's a paid-for newspaper, costing 60p per issue, and hits the area's newsstands on a Thursday morning, having been published the night before.
It has brought the news to the area since 1867 and is one of a handful of papers in the country which is family-owned - unusual these days. It is published on site in Faraday Road in Newbury, along with its sister publications the Advertiser (a freesheet which comes out on the following Monday), the monthly Newbury Business Today, Out & About magazine, and Newbury Today, the paper's website.
The paper went from a broadsheet to a handy tabloid size in 2004 and subsequently won awards such as the Newspaper Society's "best paid for weekly newspaper" in 2005. Its website won the title of "website of the year" and "weekly website of the year" in 2007.