Keighley News
TypeWeekly
FormatCompact (Tabloid)
Owner(s)Newsquest[1]
EditorNigel Burton[2]
Founded1862[3]
LanguageEnglish
HeadquartersKeighley, England
Circulation5,419[1]
ISSN0961-1924
Websitekeighleynews.co.uk

The Keighley News is a weekly newspaper based in Keighley, West Yorkshire, England. As well as Keighley, its circulation area includes Cross Hills, Cullingworth, Denholme, East Morton, Haworth, Oxenhope, Silsden and Steeton.

The newspaper was a broadsheet until March 2007 when it became a tabloid.[4] The same year it also changed its publication day from Friday to Thursday. It is the sister paper of Telegraph & Argus.

The Keighley News is owned by Newsquest,[1] the second largest publisher of regional newspapers in the United Kingdom. Its circulation figure for the period from January to December 2018, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulation, was 5,419.

From September 2007 to July 2012 half of the Keighley News building was leased to Bradford College who operated a community learning centre from the premises. The Keighley News reception desk closed its doors permanently on 29 January 2013 with all reception services and editing now being carried out at the Telegraph & Argus offices in Bradford. The whole building at Keighley has been sold off to a local businessman. The Keighley News staff now work from Newsquest's office in Skipton.

First World War

On 21 November 1914, the Keighley News publicised a letter which was received by William Morley, from his son, the explorer, Herbert Morley. The letter was dated 27 July 1914, (one day before the First World War broke out and about a month before the Occupation of German Samoa operation), therein Herbert tells of six German warships docking in Samoa; "probably… just a bit of a show-off".[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Keighley News". Audit Bureau of Circulation. Retrieved 15 January 2008.
  2. ^ Sharman, David (28 January 2019). "Keighley News Memory Lane writer Ian Dewhirst dies aged 82". Hold the Front Page. Retrieved 20 June 2019.
  3. ^ "Keighley News". Newsquest Bradford. Archived from the original on 4 July 2008. Retrieved 15 January 2008.
  4. ^ "Compact Keighley News adding new readers". HoldtheFrontPage.co.uk. 22 March 2007. Archived from the original on 22 September 2007. Retrieved 15 January 2008.
  5. ^ "This week in WW1. 17th November - 23rd November 1914". www.wilsdenparishcouncil.gov.uk. Retrieved 12 January 2021. Keighley News, 21 November 1914 (Keighley News Archives, accessed via Bradford libraries website).