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West Somerset Free Press

The West Somerset Free Press is a weekly broadsheet newspaper sold in the Exmoor area, covering the Somerset coastline from Lynton to Burnham-on-Sea and extending inland as far as Bridgwater, Taunton and Tiverton.

It’s published by West Somerset Free Press Ltd, which has been owned by the Tindle Newspapers group since 1980. It was founded in 1860 by printer Samuel Cox of Williton, and remained in the family until 1969. The editorial offices are still in Williton. Unusually for such an old newspaper, it’s kept the original title throughout its history.

It has an associated freesheet tabloid, the West Somerset News-Trader.

It comes out on Fridays. An e-edition’s also available by paid subscription.

  • Address:
  • West Somerset Free Press
    5 Long Street

    TA4 4QN
  • Tel:
  • 01984 632731
  • Fax:
  • 01984 633099