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Cambrian News

The Cambrian News is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in a vast circulation area covering much of Mid-Wales, North Wales and West Wales including Bala, Criccieth, Dolgellau, Machynlleth, Porthmadog, Pwllheli and Tywyn to the north and Ceredigion, Newcastle Emlyn, Lampeter and Aberaeron to the south. It’s based in Aberystwyth, although it also has a presence at the Porthmadog offices of Y Cymro and at the County Echo‘s offices in Fishguard.

It was founded in Bala in 1860 as the Merioneth Herald but took on its present name in 1864. It’s been owned by the Tindle Newspapers group since 1998 and claims to be Wales’s largest circulating paid-for newspaper.

There are currently five local editions:

  • Aberystwyth
  • Arfon & Dwyfor
  • Machynlleth & Llanidloes
  • Meirionnydd
  • South

The three southern editions go to press on Tuesday; the two Gwynedd editions (Meirionnydd and Arfon & Dwyfor) on Wednesday. E-editions of all five (as well as the County Echo and Y Cymro) are available on the website.

The Cambrian News used to have several local websites but now has a single site for the whole distribution area, with community news sections for the various localities.

  • Address:
  • Cambrian News
    7 Aberystwyth Science Park
    SY23 3AH
  • Tel:
  • 01970 615000
  • Fax:
  • 01970 611925