It was founded in 1979 as The Advertiser, but took on its present name in 2000. The editorial offices used to be in Ashton, where they were shared with the Glossop Advertiser (with which it forms a two-title group) and the North and East Manchester Advertiser. MEN Media centralised their titles’ offices in May 2009 in central Manchester; following the Trinity Mirror takeover, the offices moved to Chadderton on the outskirts of Oldham in September 2010.
Although it’s a freesheet, a very small number of copies (fewer than 2,000 out of a print run of over 70,000) are sold through the news trade.
It no longer has its own website; after January 2013 most of MEN’s newspapers’ websites were replaced by local news sections on the Manchester Evening News‘s website. Nevertheless, it has its own social media presence.
It comes out on Thursdays.
- Tameside Advertiser
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