The Shields Gazette
Oldest Evening provincial setting new records?
The Shields Gazette has a long and distinguished history. Whilst not the oldest newspaper in the UK (the Worcester Journal is considered to be England’s oldest surviving newspaper), our local evening paper was the first of 17 provincial dailies to be published, way back in 1855.
Saturday editions appear to be setting new trends in establishing records for speed and efficiency, I picked up my copy at my local newsagent at 10.15 a.m. this morning, the print was still wet!
Did anyone better that?