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Lynn News

The Lynn News is one of the few twice-weekly newspapers in the United Kingdom, is published in tabloid format and is sold in the West Norfolk seaport and market town of King’s Lynn itself as well as the towns and surrounding areas of Hunstanton, Wells-next-the-Sea, Fakenham, Swaffham, Mundford, Southery, Downham Market and Sutton Bridge.

It was founded in 1860 as the Lynn News and General Advertiser, apparently as a local version of the Wisbech Chronicle. After several changes of title, it settled down in 1867 as the Lynn News & County Press “for Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, etc.”

In 1944 it merged with The Lynn Advertiser. The Advertiser had been founded in 1842 as the Lynn Advertiser and West Norfolk Herald, but changed title in 1862 to become The Lynn Advertiser, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire Herald – and then again in 1868 to become the even more unwieldy The Lynn Advertiser, Wisbech Constitutional Gazette and Norfolk and Cambridgeshire Herald. Even that mouthful of a title was surpassed by the merger, which resulted in the paper becoming the Lynn News & Advertiser: incorporating Lynn Advertiser, Lynn News, Wisbech Constitutional Gazette, Norfolk and Cambs Herald, and County Press! It changed to its present title in 1989, thereby going from having one of the longest newspaper titles to having one of the shortest.

It’s published from editorial offices in King’s Lynn by East Midlands Newspapers, a branch of nationwide publishers of regional and local papers Johnston Press.

There are three editions:

  • Main
  • Coast
  • Swaffham

It comes out on Tuesdays and Fridays. The circulation of the Friday edition is substantially bigger (about half as much again) than the Tuesday one.

  • Address:
  • Lynn News
    Limes House
    Purfleet Street

    PE30 1HL
  • Tel:
  • 01553 761188
  • Fax:
  • 01553 767627