The News (Portsmouth)

The News (Portsmouth)

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Portsmouth News is the only paid-for newspaper in Portsmouth, England. It is produced by Johnston Press, owners of Portsmouth Publishing & Printing at their headquarters in Hilsea, Portsmouth. Its official title is simply The News, though it was formerly known as The Portsmouth Evening News and is still popularly referred to as such.

"The News" is printed every day of the week except Sunday. There is also a weekly sports paper, The Sports Mail which follows the fortunes of local club Portsmouth F.C. and local sports news.


The history of The News actually began in the North East in 1873, when Samuel Storey MP founded The Echo in Sunderland. Together with six partners and an original investment of £3,500, Storey hoped to produce an evening paper that reflected his radical views.

Soon, Storey was elected into Parliament as the mayor, where he met future business partner Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish born millionaire. The partners, along with businessman, Passmore Edwards, arrived in Portsmouth in 1883 with intentions of buying out the Hampshire Telegraph and starting a new evening newspaper, the Southern Standard.

Meanwhile, The Evening News had already been established in Portsmouth by Graham Niven, who served as the paper’s editor, manager, reporter and distributor. Both Storey and Niven faced a problem when they realised there was no room for two evening papers in Portsmouth. Niven soon sold out to Storey, retaining one quarter share.

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