Wigan Post
Front page from 4 January 2020
TypeLocal newspaper
FormatTabloid
Owner(s)National World
PublisherLancashire Publications Ltd
Founded1950s
LanguageEnglish
HeadquartersWigan Investment Centre, Waterside Drive, Wigan
Circulation731 (as of 2023)[1]
ISSN2514-0922
Websitewigantoday.net

The Wigan Post (formerly Wigan Evening Post and Chronicle and later just the Wigan Evening Post) is a weekly (changed from daily in August 2021) tabloid British regional newspaper for Wigan in Greater Manchester (formerly in the traditional county of Lancashire). It is owned by National World and published by Lancashire Publications, which has its offices in the town. The main area for the paper's distribution is around the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan. It is published on Fridays. It was founded in the 1950s as a subdivision of the Lancashire Evening Post.[2] The website which the Wigan Post shares with its sister papers is Wigan Today. It also has an app for IOS and Android devices.

Sister papers

Wigan Observer

The Wigan Observer is a weekly paid-for paper sold in the borough and is published each Tuesday. It was formed in 1853 as The Wigan Observer and District Advertiser and was family-run until 1966.[3]

Freesheets

The Wigan Reporter was a freesheet weekly paper delivered in the Wigan area. It was founded in 1978. It ceased publication in February 2017 with many of its supplements being incorporated into the Post instead.[4] It also had two other freesheets, St Helens Reporter and Leigh Reporter, which are published once per week.

References

  1. ^ "Wigan Post News". Audit Bureau of Circulations (UK). 19 February 2024. Retrieved 19 May 2024.
  2. ^ "Wigan Evening Post | British Newspapers Online". 28 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Wigan Observer | British Newspapers Online". 26 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Second daily drops 'evening' from name as sister weekly closes | Hold The Front Page".