Macclesfield Times (defunct)
The Macclesfield Times was a weekly freesheet tabloid newspaper distributed to homes in the town of Macclesfield and other communities in north-eastern Cheshire, including the smaller towns of Bollington and Prestbury.
It was published by Greater Manchester Weekly Newspapers Ltd, a division of MEN Media, which in turn is part of Trinity Mirror – they bought it from the Guardian Media Group in March 2010. It was part of a two-title group together with the smaller Poynton Times.
The newsroom moved to Manchester in May 2009 along with all MEN Media’s other newspapers’ newsrooms. Following the Trinity Mirror takeover of MEN in March 2010, the editorial offices for the group shifted to Chadderton on the outskirts of Oldham in September 2010. The former editorial office in Macclesfield, shared with the paid-for weekly tabloid the Macclesfield Express, has now closed, although an office in Market Place is manned by a reporter from 1000-1600 from Monday to Friday.
It had no website of its own; the link given below is to the Express’s website.
It came out on Thursdays.
It ceased publication in mid-August 2011 as part of a reorganisation of MEN Media’s portfolio which also saw the closure of the Rochdale Express and the relaunch of the North East Manchester Advertiser and the Prestwich Advertiser as paid-for titles.
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