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Gazette & Herald

The Gazette & Herald is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in North Yorkshire in general and Ryedale and the North Yorkshire Moors in particular, including the towns of Malton, Norton, Pickering, Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside. Its circulation area is much the same as that of its daily sister paper, The Press.

It was established in 1954 with the amalgamation of the former Yorkshire Herald (founded in 1790 as the York Herald and County Advertiser; it became the Yorkshire Herald in its centenary year) and the Yorkshire Gazette, launched in 1819. Both newspapers were originally founded in York.

Both also absorbed several of their rivals along the way before their eventual merger:

  • Yorkshire Herald: York Courant (1815); The Yorkshireman (1858); Yorkshire Telegraph (1877 – it had itself absorbed the Yorkshire Advertiser in 1871)
  • Yorkshire Gazette: York Chronicle (1839); Malton Gazette (1905); South Durham & Cleveland Mercury (1906)

It’s published by Newsquest (York) from editorial offices in York, although there’s a local office in Malton.

It switched from broadsheet to tabloid format in November 2008.

It comes out on Wednesdays.

  • Address:
  • Gazette & Herald
    PO Box 29
    76/86 Walmgate
    YO1 9YN
  • Tel:
  • 01653 695600