The Cambrian News is Wales' biggest-selling weekly newspaper, covering Ceredigion, Montgomeryshire, Gwynedd and north Carmarthenshire
Cambrian News is the biggest-selling weekly newspaper in Wales and has five editions – covering Aberystwyth, south Ceredigion, Montgomeryshire, Meirionnydd and Arfon/Dwyfor.
Such is the Cambrian News's geographical spread that it circulates in five different Welsh counties, Ceredigion, Powys, Gwynedd, north Carmarthenshire and north Pembrokeshire, and covers 3,000 square miles.
The Cambrian News can boast nearly a century and a half of service to the community and celebrated its 150th birthday in 2010.
The newspaper is part of Tindle Newspapers Ltd, owned by Sir Ray Tindle, who is committed to the future of regional weekly papers and owns scores of titles throughout the UK and abroad, as well as magazines and several radio stations.
The Cambrian News started its life in Bala in October 1860, as a four-page supplement, called the Merioneth Herald, but became known as the Cambrian News just four years later. The newspaper has been based in four different locations in Aberystwyth. It was first published from Bridge Street, then Terrace Road, and Gray's Inn Road, but is now produced from a high-tech HQ on Aberystwyth's Science Park.
Such is the high editorial standard of the Cambrian News, that it has twice been awarded the coveted title of BT Welsh Weekly Newspaper of the Year. It has also been highly commended in national journalism award competitions. In addition, the newspaper has won a string of advertising awards, including the National Home Improvement Council award and a Newspaper Society display advertisement commendation.
The Cambrian News is a tabloid newspaper and is unique in that three of its editions – Aberystwyth, South and Machynlleth & Llanidloes - go to press on a Tuesday, while the two Gwynedd editions – Meirionnydd and Arfon/Dwyfor – go to press on a Wednesday.
As well as its hefty news, sport and advertising sections, the Cambrian News has a popular, pull-out lifestyle section, called CQ, which features personalities, entertainment, fashion, food and drink, travel, puzzles, reviews, youth matters and lots more.
The company's head office is in Aberystwyth, but the Cambrian News also has regional offices, to the north in Porthmadog, and to the south in Fishguard. And scores of correspondents and freelancers work from home submitting news and photographs for publication in the paper.
Cambrian News Ltd also produces the Welsh language weekly newspaper Y Cymro, Pembrokeshire weekly paper The County Echo, Welsh monthly Y Dydd and seasonal Holidaymaker publications.