Manchester Evening News

newspaper covering the Manchester area of the United Kingdom

The Manchester Evening News is a daily newspaper in Greater Manchester. It started in 1868. It was owned by the Guardian Media Group from 1924 to 2010 when it was sold to Trinity Mirror plc, now called Reach plc. [3]

Manchester Evening News
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Reach plc
EditorSarah Lester[1]
Founded1868; 156 years ago (1868)
Political alignmentLabour
HeadquartersChadderton, Greater Manchester, England
Circulation8,344 (as of 2023)[2]
OCLC number500150526 Edit this at Wikidata

It is now principally online. The average print daily circulation for the first half of 2021 was 22,107. In the 2018 British Regional Press Awards, it was named Newspaper of the Year and Website of the Year.

City Life -- which started as an independent political and cultural magazine for the Manchester area -- was bought by GMG in 1989. In December 2007, City Life ceased independent publication, and became a 20-page supplement to the Friday issue of the Manchester Evening News.[4]


  1. "Sarah Lester appointed as editor of the Manchester Evening News". 3 July 2022.
  2. "Manchester Evening News". Audit Bureau of Circulations. 4 August 2023. Retrieved 2 September 2023.
  3. "Manchester Evening News sold by Guardian Media Group". Manchester Evening News. 2010-02-09. Retrieved 2010-02-09.
  4. Donohue, Simon: "City Life hits the scene with live events" February 17, 2007, updated January 22, 2013,Manchester Evening News retrieved June 25, 2023