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Iliffe News & Media

Iliffe News & Media Ltd, part of the Local World media conglomerate since January 2013, publishes three daily and nearly 30 weekly paid-for and freesheet newspapers across eastern and central England, notably the Cambridge News, the Burton Mail and the Hertfordshire Mercury series.


The Coventry-based Iliffe family were originally ribbonmakers before launching into the printing industry in the 1840s. Their first newspaper venture (in 1891) was the then Midland Daily Telegraph, which is now the Coventry Telegraph; at one stage Iliffe also owned the Birmingham Post and what was then the Birmingham Evening Mail. (All these major West Midlands titles are now in the hands of Trinity Mirror.)

In the 1920s the Iliffe family (headed at the time by Sir Edmund Iliffe, later the 1st Baron Iliffe) bought the then Cambridge Daily News, only to sell it again in 1938 and then re-acquire it in 1959.

Iliffe acquired Bedfordshire publisher LSN Media in 2005, and expanded its Staffordshire Newspapers subsidiary substantially by buying several Stoke-on-Trent-based titles from the Daily Mail & General Trust‘s Northcliffe Media in 2010.

In late 2012 the Yattendon Group (Iliffe’s parent company, owned by the Iliffe family) sold Iliffe News & Media to newly-founded regional media conglomerate Local World in return for a 21.3 per cent shareholding in the new business.


England: West Midlands

  • Staffordshire Newspapers
    (part of Iliffe News & Media Central)

England: East of England

  • Cambridge Newspapers
  • Herts & Essex Newspapers
    (both part of Iliffe News & Media East)
  • LSN Media
    (part of Iliffe News & Media Central)

Iliffe’s newspapers listed alphabetically

  • Address:
  • Iliffe News & Media
    Park House
    Winship Road

    CB24 6BQ
  • Tel:
  • 01223 226081