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Mid Sussex Times

The Mid Sussex Times (nicknamed the “Middy”) is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill and the Mid Sussex district of West Sussex, including the smaller towns of Cuckfield, Hurstpierpoint and Keymer as well as villages in the area.

It was founded in 1881 by Charles Clarke. (The newspaper’s name predates that of the local government district – created in 1974 – by nearly a century!) It remained an independent publication owned by Charles Clarke Ltd until 1984, then three changes of ownership in as many years saw it pass through the hands of SENEWS and Ladbrokes to EMAP in 1987, and change from broadsheet to tabloid format. In 1996 it was taken over by present owners Johnston Press, who publish it through their Sussex Newspapers Ltd company, based in Horsham.

The editorial offices are in Haywards Heath.

There’s a companion freesheet, the Mid Sussex Citizen.

It comes out on Thursdays.

  • Address:
  • Mid Sussex Times
    7 South Road
    RH16 4LE
  • Tel:
  • 01444 452201
  • Fax:
  • 01444 416611