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It’s official! Frome Times is one of Somerset’s biggest newspapers

Frome Times is officially one of Somerset’s biggest circulating newspapers!

Our 13,800 circulation  puts Frome Times in the top three of all the newspapers in the county. 

Frome Times’ distribution figures are more than 11,000 copies ahead of the sales of the Frome Standard. The Standard’s latest sales figures, released last week, saw sales decline by 30% year on year. It now sells just 2,269 an issue (average sales Jan-Dec 2018 – down over 30% year-on-year).  A link to their official sales is can be found at www.abc.org.uk/product/1803

Meanwhile, the circulation of the Frome Times continues to grow. We now distribute over 13,700 copies door-to-door covering the whole of the town. Only the North Somerset Times – which serves dozens of communities near Bristol around Portishead, Nailsea and Clevedon – and the Midweek – Weston Super Mare, have a larger circulation in Somerset.

Distribution of Frome Times is also bigger than the sales of the Bath Chronicle (7,682), the Bristol Post (11,925) and Western Daily Press (13,425).

Annual sales and distribution figures for local newspapers were released last month for 2018, showing a continued fall for the sales of Frome Standard and most local paid for newspapers.

Frome Times editor Ian Drew said, “The Frome Times is going from strength to strength. Our aim is simple – to pack the paper full of everything that goes on locally and this is something that has been embraced by the town.

“Newspapers owned by the large newspaper groups – like the Standard and the Chronicle – are really struggling. But there is still a real thirst for local news and that’s what we concentrate on – news about Frome people, Frome events and Frome organisations. 

“Our aim is to champion Frome and the great people who live here. We get fantastic support from the community and hopefully that is something that will continue long into the future.”

Latest circulation figures:

• Frome Times – 13,800

• Frome Standard – 2,269 (average sales Jan-Dec 2018 – down 30% year-on-year).

Figures in full – see page 23

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