There are two editions, West and East. The West edition is slightly older (it was established in 1982); but the East edition (launched two years later) has the slightly bigger circulation. Both are published on Thursdays.
It’s published by Greater Manchester Weekly Newspapers, which has been part of Trinity Mirror since they bought its parent company, MEN Media, from the Guardian Media Group in March 2010. The editorial offices are at MEN’s headquarters in Chadderton on the outskirts of Oldham.
It has no website of its own. It used to piggyback on the website of the paid-for weekly newspaper the Stockport Express. However, since January 2013 all of MEN Media’s titles have relied on the Manchester Evening News‘s website for their web presence.
It’s not the first Times newspaper to cover Stockport. There have been two previously: The Stockport Times was a labour and trades union journal founded in October 1893 but closed in May 1894 after just 32 issues. The Stockport Boro’ Times and Practical Christian, a monthly title, launched in September 1944 but closed in December 1946.
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