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JOHNSTON PRESS PLC is a multimedia company based in Edinburgh
Edinburgh
, Scotland
Scotland
. Its flagship titles include national newspaper the i , The Scotsman , the Yorkshire Post , the Falkirk Herald , The News (Portsmouth) and The News Letter in Belfast
Belfast
. The Falkirk Herald was the then Falkirk-based company's first acquisition in 1846. It now also operates around 200 other newspapers and associated websites around the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and the Isle of Man
Isle of Man
. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange
London Stock Exchange
.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 2 Operations

* 2.1 British newspapers

* 2.2 Irish newspapers

* 2.2.1 Johnston Publishing (NI)

* 2.2.1.1 Daily * 2.2.1.2 Local (NI) * 2.2.1.3 Free titles (NI)

* 2.2.2 Derry Journal newspapers

* 2.2.2.1 Local (Derry Journal) * 2.2.2.2 Free titles (Derry Journal)

* 2.3 Online

* 3 References * 4 External links

HISTORY

The Johnston family business was involved in printing from 1797, originally in Falkirk. It bought control of its first newspaper, the Falkirk Herald , in 1846. The company would remain headquartered in Falkirk for the next 150 years. The family publishing company was renamed F Johnston & Co Ltd in 1882, a title it would retain until it was floated on the London Stock Exchange
London Stock Exchange
as Johnston Press in 1988. The company's first major acquisition came in 1970, when it took control of the Fife-based publishers Strachan & Livingston. In 1978 it bought Wilfred Edmunds Ltd in Chesterfield
Chesterfield
, publisher of the Derbyshire Times
Derbyshire Times
and The Yorkshire Weekly Newspaper
Newspaper
Group in Wakefield .

The Company bought The West Sussex County Times in 1988, The Halifax Evening Courier in 1994 and the newspaper interests of EMAP
EMAP
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* Arbroath Herald * Banbury Guardian * Batley & Birstall News * Bellshill Speaker * Berwick Advertiser * Biggleswade Chronicle * Blackpool Gazette * Bognor Regis Observer * Bridlington Free Press * Brighton & Hove Independent * Buckingham Advertiser * Bucks Herald * Burnley Express * Buxton Advertiser * Carrick Gazette * Chichester Observer * Chorley Guardian * Crawley Observer * Cumbernauld News * Daventry Express * Dewsbury Reporter * Diss Express * Dinnington Guardian * Doncaster Free Press * Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Evening News * Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Herald and Post * Eastbourne Herald * Ellon Times * Falkirk Herald * Fife Free Press * Fife Herald & Post * Fife Leader * Filey Mercury * Fleetwood Weekly News * Galloway Gazette * Glasgow South and Eastwood Extra * Green Un (Sheffield) * Halifax Courier * Harborough Mail * Hartlepool Mail * Harrogate Advertiser * Hemel Hempstead Gazette * Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express * The i * Kilsyth Chronicle * Lanark Gazette * Lancashire Evening Post * Lancaster Guardian * Lancaster Visitor * Lancing Herald * Leyland Guardian * Leamington Courier * Leighton Buzzard Observer * Littlehampton Gazette * Luton News * Lytham St Annes Express * Market Rasen Mail * Malton & Pickering Mercury * Mansfield Chad * Mirfield Reporter * Milngavie and Bearsden Herald * Milton Keynes Citizen * Montrose Review * Morecambe Visitor * Morpeth Herald * Motherwell Times * News Guardian * News Post Leader * The News (Portsmouth) * Northamptonshire Evening Telegraph * Northampton Chronicle & Echo * Northumberland Gazette * Paisley and Renfrewshire Extra * Perth Herald & Post * Peterborough Evening Telegraph * Pocklington Post * Rugby Advertiser * Scarborough News * Scotland
Scotland
on Sunday * The Scotsman
The Scotsman
* Sheffield Star * Sheffield Telegraph * Shields Gazette * Shoreham Herald * Skegness Standard * Spilsby Standard * Stornoway Gazette * Sunderland Echo * Sussex Express * Times & Citizen (Bedford) * Todmorden News * The Visitor (Morecambe, Lancs) * Westend Extra (Glasgow) * West Lothian Herald text-align:left;vertical-align:top;">

Johnston Publishing (NI)

Daily

* The News Letter

Local (NI)

* Ballymena Times * Ballymoney and Moyle Times " * "Carrick Times Carrickfergus * Coleraine Times * Dromore Leader * Larne Times * Londonderry Sentinel * Lurgan Mail * Mid Ulster Mail * Portadown Times * "Newtownabbey Times * Tyrone Times
Tyrone Times
* Ulster Star

Free Titles (NI)

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Derry Journal Newspapers

Local (Derry Journal)

* Derry Journal * Sunday Journal

Free Titles (Derry Journal)

* City News * Foyle News

ONLINE

The company owns the following websites, in addition to newspaper sites as above, and regionalised versions of these:

* www.digitalkitbag.com * www.jobstoday.co.uk

REFERENCES

* ^ A B C "Preliminary Results 2015" (PDF). Retrieved 14 April 2016. * ^ "Contact us - Johnston Press plc". www.johnstonpress.co.uk. * ^ "Archives, The Scottish Printing Archival Trust". Retrieved 22 March 2017. * ^ A B C D E "History of Johnston Press". Johnston Press plc. Retrieved 10 August 2007. * ^ Newspaper
Newspaper
Society Database of Mergers (login required) * ^ West, Karl (22 June 2005). " Johnston Press picks up SRH local newspaper division". The Herald (Glasgow)
The Herald (Glasgow)
. Retrieved 11 September 2014. * ^ Press Release on Purchase of Leinster Leader Group Archived 8 August 2007 at the Wayback Machine
Wayback Machine
. * ^ Tryhorn, Chris (19 December 2005). " Johnston Press buys Scotsman". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 September 2014. * ^ "Massive vote for action at South Yorkshire Newspapers". NUJ. 7 July 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2012. * ^ "Major job cuts announced at Johnston Press titles - Journalism News from". HoldtheFrontPage. Retrieved 9 April 2012. * ^ "Journalists on indefinite strike over newspaper job cuts". BBC News. 19 July 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2012. * ^ " Johnston Press chief says no to ACAS mediating strike Media news". Journalism.co.uk. 4 August 2011. Retrieved 9 April 2012. * ^ "Outspoken editor receives notice of redundancy". HoldtheFrontPage. Retrieved 9 April 2012. * ^ " Johnston Press journalists back to work". BBC. 7 September 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2013. * ^ " Johnston Press sells its 14 titles in the Republic". Irish Times. Archived from the original on 9 April 2014. Retrieved 22 August 2014. * ^ "Johnston Press, Local World and Newsquest unite for 1XL digital sell". Retrieved 14 April 2016. * ^ "1XL - Local Potency Nationally Delivered". Retrieved 14 April 2016. * ^ " Johnston Press to buy i newspaper for £24m". BBC. 12 February 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2016. * ^ "Financial Results 2015". Retrieved 14 April 2016. * ^ Mayhew, Freddy (4 July 2016). " Tindle Newspapers buys three Isle of Man
Isle of Man
titles from Johnston Press in deal worth £4.25m". Press Gazette . * ^ Turvill, William (25 January 2017). "Multi-million pound Daily Mail printing contract win provides some relief to newspaper group Johnston Press". City A.M. Retrieved 2017-01-27. * ^ Our Business: Johnston (Falkirk) Ltd, Johnston Press plc Archived 17 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine

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