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The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times

The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times (more informally known as the Clitheroe Advertiser) is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in and around the town of Clitheroe in the Borough of Ribble Valley in East Lancashire, in an area stretching downstream (southwards) as far as Whalley and upstream as far as Slaidburn and Bolton by Bowland.

Its history goes back to 1868, with the foundation of The Clitheroe Advertiser by John Cowgill. A rival publication, The Clitheroe Times, started in 1889; the two joined forces in 1920 under the current title. It switched from broadsheet to tabloid format only in 2004, a move which apparently was followed by a record sale for the paper in its first week as a tabloid.

It’s published by Lancashire Evening Post Ltd, a branch of the North West division of nationwide regional and local newspaper publishers Johnston Press. The editorial offices are in Burnley, but there’s a local newsroom in Clitheroe itself (the address given below), although the front counter closed in July 2012. (The separate editorship of the Advertiser & Times ended in May 2012, when the role was merged with that of the Burnley Express.)

It comes out on Thursdays.

  • Address:
  • The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times
    3a King Street
    BB7 2EW
  • Tel:
  • 01200 422324
  • Fax:
  • 01200 443467