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Poynton Times (defunct)

The Poynton Times was a weekly freesheet tabloid newspaper delivered to homes in the Cheshire town of Poynton on the fringes of Greater Manchester.

It was published by Greater Manchester Weekly Newspapers Ltd, a division of MEN Media, which in turn is part of Trinity Mirror (who bought it from the Guardian Media Group in March 2010).

It was part of a two-title group together with the larger Macclesfield Times and was founded in 1984 as the Poynton edition of what was then the Macclesfield Express Advertiser; it became the Poynton Times in 1991. Their shared office in Macclesfield (collocated with the paid-for weekly tabloid the Macclesfield Express) closed in May 2009 following the consolidation of MEN Media’s newsrooms – first in central Manchester, then in Chadderton on the outskirts of Oldham in September 2010 following the Trinity Mirror takeover.

It had no website of its own; the links given below are to the Macclesfield 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 Macclesfield Times and Rochdale Express and the relaunch of the North East Manchester Advertiser and the Prestwich Advertiser as paid-for titles.