- Liverpool Daily Post
Liverpool Daily Post Type Daily Format Tabloid Owner Trinity Mirror Editor Mark Thomas Founded 1855 Political alignment Non-aligned/Centre-left Language English Headquarters Post & Echo Building, Old Hall Street, Liverpool Official website http://www.liverpooldailypost.co.uk
The Liverpool Daily Post is a newspaper published by Trinity Mirror in Liverpool, Merseyside, England. It is published Monday to Friday and is published in Merseyside, Cheshire, and North Wales editions, and is a morning paper. Historically the newspaper was published by the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo Ltd.
The Liverpool Daily Post was first published in 1855 by Michael James Whitty. Whitty, a former Chief Constable for Liverpool, had campaigned for the abolition of the Stamp Act under which newspapers were taxed. When the abolition took place, Whitty began publishing the Daily Post at one penny per copy, undercutting the incumbent best-selling Liverpudlian newspaper, the Liverpool Mercury.
In 1904 the Liverpool Daily Post merged with the Mercury but its title was retained. The limited company expanded internationally and in 1985 was restructured as Trinity Holdings Plc. The two original newspapers had just previously been re-launched in tabloid format, reflecting the difficult times of high unemployment and social unrest in Liverpool in the early 1980s. In 1999 Trinity merged with Mirror Group Newspapers to become Trinity Mirror, the largest stable of newspapers in the UK.
On Saturday January 31 2009 the Daily Post published its final Saturday edition, and now publishes Monday-Friday only.
In the period December 2010-June 2011, the Liverpool Daily Post had an average daily circulation of 8,217 while the North Wales Daily Post edition had an average daily circulation of 31,802, bringing the total to just over 40,000.
- ^ "ABC figures: How the regional dailies performed". HoldTheFrontPage (UK). 31 August 2011. http://www.holdthefrontpage.co.uk/2011/news/norwich-daily-tops-regional-circulation-league. Retrieved 25 September 2011.
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- History of the newspapers from icLiverpool
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