- Lancashire Telegraph
type = Local
foundation = 1886
Newsquest Media Group Gannett
political = Centre
price = 38p
headquarters = 1 High Street,
editor = Kevin Young
ISSN = 1746-0522
website = [http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/ LancashireTelegraph.co.uk]
The "Lancashire Telegraph", formerly the "Lancashire Evening Telegraph", is a local tabloid newspaper distributed in
East Lancashire. It has two separate geographic editions each day- one for the boroughs of Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburnand Ribble Valleyand one for Burnley, Pendle, and Rossendale. The main towns in the area are Blackburn, Burnley, Accrington, Darwen, Nelson, Clitheroe, Colne, Rawtenstall and Ramsbottom.
The editor is Kevin Young. The news editor is Ian Singleton. The sports editor is Paul Plunkett. The features editor is John Anson. The picture editor is Neil Johnson. The web editor is Paul Cockerton.
It is owned by
Newsquest, a division of the US firm Gannett.
The first copy appeared on the streets on
October 26 1886and sold for a ha’penny.
It was known then as the Northern Daily Telegraph and it was the first evening newspaper to be published in East Lancashire.
The founder was Thomas Purvis Ritzema, a young newspaper manager, who had tried to buy an evening newspaper at several stations as he travelled across Lancashire one day, but discovered there wasn’t one published anywhere between
Stirred into action, he purchased two shops at 19 and 21 Railway Road, Blackburn, close to the soon-to-be-opened railway station, for the launch of his venture.
For the first time, people in East Lancashire were able to read stories of local interest.
The paper was a success from the start and throughout the decades has continued to play a pivotal role in serving the community.
1894the head office was moved to the corner site of Railway Road and High Street.
September 7 1939soon after the start of World War II, advertisements gave way to news on the front page.
December 10 1956it changed its title to the Northern Evening Telegraph.
September 2 1963the name changed again to Lancashire Evening Telegraph.
The newspaper used full colour for the first time on
November 11 1963with spot colourintroduced on January 25 1965and colour in classified advertisingfollowing on March 19 1965.
1982it moved to its present head office in the High Street, which marked the introduction of new computerised technology.
And so almost exactly 100 years after the newspaper was founded - on Thursday,
October 30 1986- all news content began to be handled electronically.
1995it became the first regional newspaper in Britain to put daily, updated news on the internet.
February 2006the company announced it was to close its district offices in the Lancashire towns of Burnley, Accrington and Darwen, in order to cut costs.
July 17 2006the newspaper changed its name to the Lancashire Telegraph as it switched to overnight printing in order to distribute copies in the morning
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