Regional publisher Iliffe Media has bought the 164-year-old Nottinghamshire newspaper the Newark Advertiser, adding to its portfolio of newspapers which spans the entire Midlands.

In a statement by Iliffe Media, chief executive Edward Iliffe said: “Iliffe Media, with its long heritage as an independent, family-run media business, is committed to a long-term investment in local newspaper publishing, across all platforms.”

The Newark Advertiser was launched in 1854 and owned by independent publisher Advertiser Media Group. Figures from the Independent Press Standards Organisation show the Advertiser has a circulation of 11,000 copies. 

A staff member from Newark’s Costcutter Lincoln Road told RN,“The Newark Advertiser sells well in our area.”

Iliffe Media publishes the Cambridge Independent and last year acquired 13 titles from Johnston Press, including the Suffolk Free Press, Newmarket Journal and the Lincolnshire Free Press. It also acquired Kentish Gazette publisher KM Media Group.