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Have your sayLocal Press?

What do you think of the local newspapers? Too much rugby and ads, or a good read? Be honest...

 

john from wigan says...
only 1 good paper in wigan, the observer - the post has no news, and the reporter is just adverts.

 

Tom from Pemberton says...
We don't alway get the reporter in our arena and after all there nothing good in it only cars adverts.

 

James from Madrid says...
I always thought that Wigan`s papers were a bit cack, and that the news stories were a bit sparse and desperate. For this reason, I was so surprised to see how protective they are of their "information" in the letter that they sent to you. How can The Wigan Evening Post have the word evening in it when you can get hold of one at lunch time?? The news is obviously going to be stale if you`re reading yesterday`s stories!!

 

GETBROWNBILLON from WIGAN (home of the champions) says...
More about the Latics,that would do me nicely.

 

ANTWIGANRUGBY from 'GODSCOUNTRY' WIGAN says...
Bill from Pem states "more about Latics" in the paper. As long as it doesn't eat into the rugby news i don't really care. Wigan is famous for it's rugby (as well as Orwell's account) lets get behind everything from Wigan, even the towns over 85's tiddly winks team. Good luck Wigan on Sat. We'll all be there backing you.

 

Cliff Duxbury from Standish says...
Awreet fu leeting fiyu

 

Christine Reddington from Standish says...
Evening Post out too early and getting thinner all the time. The 10p Manchester Evening News is a good buy on a Friday.

 

Reggie Dickinson from Leicestershire says...
Now let's be serious for a moment. Too much Rugby; for a town like Wigan!!? Shame on you pie eaters.

 

gordon hamill from scholes says...
i really like reading about the sport as i am a great wigan rugby and football fan and thwe paper gtives easy to read information on the subjects

 

Phil from Platt Bridge says...
The reporter is just full of adverts it'd be much better if they just put all the adverts into one section which could be easily binned! And why such a small place has so many newspapers i dont know.

 

Chris from Wigan says...
Rugby is always good. Latics ok too, Harriers Good...oh lets face it...any good sports is good...Wigan Reporter is Brilliant.......especially when you need a new Car!!!!

 

Peter from Shevington says...
Too many speelling mistakes. Wot do you expect when there's no reeders?!

 

Val from Golborne says...
The Observer is a good paper. I must admit I have a good laugh at the spelling mistakes in the for sale section.

 

LEN from WIGAN says...
IF THE PAPER SAYS WIGAN ON THE FRONT. SURLY THE CONTENTS SHOULD BE FOR AND ABOUT WIGANERS? YES THOUGHT U MIGHT HAVE AGREED . SO LETS PRINT EM THAT WAY.

 

Mr Davies from Standish says...
yes, the Reporter is awful - about 80 pages on cars - nothing on politics

 

HB from Wigan says...
Observer man. Get it every week and enjoy it, particularly the "big interview" they started a while back. It's about time big Amy was tracked down and spoken to, she has a good tale to tell. What do you mean you've never heard of big Amy?

 

james robert from ashton says...
why is a wigan paper full of preston ads and news(?), its contact numbers have a preston code which some people dont realise. The news (?) is the same as the morning papers and the local stuff is either mundane,inacurate or heavily biased. Pesonally I don't buy any of them unfortunatly the wife does and the price is a rip off compared to the nationals.

 

Chris from Poolstock says...
How is it possible to have too much Rugby in a Wigan paper? Wigan IS Rugby and vice versa. What ever happened to the Wigan Leader?

 

Cliff from ancient&loyal says...
Wigan Evening Post.available at 11am Pardon? Lets re-name it The Preston Post! and let the gullibe Wiganers pay the same for their 3 or 4 paragraphs they already heard about.

 

Jed from Wigan says...
Toilet paper is cheaper softer and a dam site better read owd fettler.

 

Matthew Lock from Chesterfield says...
As an ex-Wiganer, I was upset to visit the town recently and see what had become of our press. The Observer, once a massive broadsheet, is a shadow of its former self; and as for the evening paper - well, compared to the old Post and Chronicle it's not an evening paper is it? Whatever happened to the Post and Chronicle anyhow?

 

oscar from coppull says...
who wants to read about some prefab football team squatting at our rugby stadium anyway, lol! i'd rather read about saints!

 

Gareth Jones from Higher Ince says...
Wigan is becoming more and more of a football town. The number of English flags in windows and cars would tell you that. More Latics, less thugby!

 

John Cottom from Wigan says...
The Wigan Observer is the only local paper worth reading,lets hope it never follows the same line as the evening post.

 

Orter from Wigan says...
The reporter is decent paper, its free,its delivered free, OK it has plenty car ads. Have a good look at the dailys,they have plenty ads and they aren,t free. Must admit, I,ve had plenty of smiles reading the spelling of the classified ads. You would think they would employ someone on the end of ads phone who can spell. No don,t bother,I get the drift of the ads and I also get a smile! it,s free because the advertisments cover the cost and there,s probally a few Quid left. Nobody gives you something for nothing,you don,t have to read the ads, just enjoy, and when you,ve finished reading it, cut into 6inch square pieces, stick on a nail in your loo, presto! Free bog rolls! No sruggling to find the the first sheet of tissue when your in a hurry.

 

kathryn from wigan says...
Wigan reporter,what's that? Although we live in wigan we do not receive one, if we did I would only too happy to comment on it!

 

Bert from WIGAN says...
POST IS PRINTED IN PRESTON AND DOESNT IT SHOW.LATICS WOULD HAVE TO WIN EUROPEAN CUP TO GET DECENT COVERAGE EVERY DAY!

 

Mark Ploon from wigan says...
the reporter is not free. It costs 1000 a page to advertise in it but the ten year olds who lug them around in the rain are paid just 2 pence a paper

 

Jeff from wigan says...
They charge 5p to put one leaflet in that paper and on average theres about 8 of them in every paper. Theat's 40 pence for spam. They just make too much money and don't care how they make it.

 

Lyndsey from Wigan says...
the standard of writing in all the wigan papers is very poor. It's boring as well. I get the impression most of 'em don't even live in Wigan.

 

LoRa! from wigan says...
no deffenatley not too much rugby in these papers, we need a good sport to follow in our home town, and why not let it be rugby! i think you should put more rugby in, and please they should not put asmeny spelling mistakes in like simple words like danny tickle (they spelt it like danny pickle) i mean come on....the top man for the warriors!

 

Ed! from wigan says...
When I put an ad in Reporter I just got a load o these weirdos askin' if I'd like double glazin' and one neet some comany rang me ten times askin' if I'd like a bit of a timeshare. I'm not puttin' an advert in there again!

 

Ve from Manchester says...
I come home to Abram every weekend to collect a local paper (Observer)& Geofery Shyrane took my wedding photos in 1984 and is still contributing to the papers.I dont care for the sports pages i want to read the news .

 

mark braddock from wigan says...
to much wigan rugby now its wigan athletics turn.im biased because i support saints anyway

 

jenny porter from wigan says...
im in the news paper kool

 

Derek from Hindley says...
Wigan Athletic are a PREMIER LEAGUE football club now, yet the coverage is almost the same as when we were in the 3rd Division. Don't tell me that all Wigan's publications aren't biased towards Rugby, because I know they are! It's time the publishers wised up, Latics play the NATIONAL SPORT and is getting far bigger crowds than WRLFC.

 

gary mc kenna from armagh says...
wigan are not worth watching

 

mark prescott from hindley says...
i love the latics but will never buy the post again its rubbish better off with the free papers or the sun

 

cath ward from wigan says...
The Wigan Evening Post does seem to fill its pages with rugby stories and if there isnt any new rugby news then they just print some old rugby stories.Its very very boring.

 

Rachel from Pemberton says...
I think that the Wigan Evening Post should be called the Preston Evening Post because most of the jobs advertised in there are located in Preston and Blackpool and why are they still going on about "The Warriors" when the rugby season is over. If you want to read about Latics you have to read the national papers.

 

GED from WIGAN says...
TO MUCH RUGBY? I REALIZED THIS TWENTY YEARS AGO . BUT AT LEAST IT WAS WORTH WRITING ABOUT THEN . WE NOW HAVE A WORLD FAMOUS FOOTBALL TEAM BUT ALL WE GET IS THAT SAME PICTURE OF ANDY FARRELL WITH THAT BANDAGE WRAPPED ROUND HIS FACE.TALK ABOUT LAZY JOURNALISM.


 

mark from newtown says...
it's about time the Reporter was delivered round newtown

 

dave from bolton says...
ileft wigan 2 years ago and still don't miss it one bit,the papers are rubbish,the rugby gone down hill,the town centre needs a good clean .the only thing they've got which is on the up is wigan footie and they are on a lucky run.

 

rickie from wigan says...
All local papers seem to be bland rubbish. Probably because they're owned by the same company. To make them better they should scrap ALL sports pages. We don't ALL like mindless rugby or football.
In reply to Dave from Bolton...God help us if he thinks Wigans a dump. I went to Bolton today and it looks like a third world nation. Dirty, smelly, squalid place.

 

dave from bolton from bolton says...
well you are wrong there rickie,what wigan got to offer only pies and ? nowt else in the pipeline ,i notices there is only one nation ere that is our true trotters .put that in your pipe and smoke it .

 

phil from wigan says...
Too many adds and not alot of news.

 

dave from bolton says...
well said phil .....erm just like your comment dont say too much ....yawn

 

Hursti from Wigan says...
i need a paper round standish lower ground area any going ?

 

William Nichol from Wigan says...
This is to Lyndsey, I am not a wiganer, but still love reading the Wigan Reporter. I love the page, where people write in to reply to other peoples letters, the arguments are great.
If your talking about good English, then it should be "them" not "em".

 

Chris from Wigan says...
Wigan's like any place with a press monopoly, the publisher can totally manipulate how it presents the news. The Post is effectively the Wigan edition of the LEP, and is presented that way to reduce costs.
The Reporter is starved of editorial content and is poorly distributed because the publisher wants people to go out and buy the Observer. The publisher maximises profits and what the customer wants really doesn't matter.

 

Matthew from Derbyshire says...
Bring back the old "Post and Chronicle" say I! And the "Wigan Observer" - used to be a big broadsheet in my day now its just a wraparound for the property section. Shame!

 

gill from wigan says...
the reporter is ok but tends to re-hash whats been in the post and observer,save your money and get the same news for free. i just hope that the person who types the ads up didnt go to the same school as my kids!

 

barabas from Wigan says...
Let's be honest all local newspapers are a bit naff, i think they should just combine the Reporter and the Obby into a bigger weekly paper.

 

Shaun from Wigan says...
NO LOCAL PRESS!!

 

scott from newcastle says...
im stayin in newcastle at the moment and i cant wait 2 get back 2 the old town, i think the place is brilliant

 

Harold Lowe from Wigan says...
We keep reading in the Wigan Evening Post to cancel your papers if you go on holiday I try to cancel my deliveries of the siad paper but they delivered 12 copies whilst I was away and now they are demanding payment for them they no chance,what a paper named Wigan Evening News you can get it at 11,oclock in the morning, just laughable

 

mark from hindley says...
dont buy the post as the editor must be anti wigan ath,so i buy the observer which is going the same way .

 

Christi from Wigan says...
Is it really true that the Reporter is not delivered on council estates? If this is true why can't places like Beech Hill, Marsh Green etc. have a good supply at their newspaper shops. The Reporter is better that the others with news of entertainments and local car boots etc.! The Observer is getting thinner and so to is the "Post". The Ob.at more than most nationals and the WEP as dear as some of them.

 

Dave from Wigan says...
I think the Wigan Observer is the only decent paper in the town, particularly the sports section - well laid out and a good, even coverage of both Latics and the Warriors. It puts the Post and its horrific jagged cut-outs to shame.

 

Daruna from wigan says...
From what ive seen of the paper its all car adds and houses neither of which interest me. That said Ive lived on Gidlow Lane for 7 months and not one copy has landed in my porch :S

 

robert from wigan says...
i have lived on ridyard street worsley hall i have seen no changes around the estates

 

tom cottom from wigan says...
i fink its a fantastic paper and it should hve a lot more rugby in!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Emma from Standish says...
Hows about the Wigan Courier!
Free, Full Colour, Only good news and independant of the Reporter, Observer and Post who print the same boring editorial content in each publication. Is expanding each year, currently at 33,000 homes throughout the Wigan area, so coming to a home near you soon!

 

subaru from golborne says...
never mind the wigan reporter, the leigh one just as bad, reading to death notices in the journal and you get a 2 page spread yet the reporter has no deaths, same as the wigan reporter.. god help the funeral directors that advertise in the reporters,they must be on verge of bankrupsy lol

 

victoria from wigan says...
i love the reporter!!!Always see someone I know in there also the job section is fantastic ive had three jobs since leaving school all found in the reporter

 

Clive from Wigan says...
The papers are all getting thinner, with more adverts and less news. Todays "evening" post had only 10 pages of news, it's poor value for money

 

Kev from Whelley says...
I love Wigan but the papers are dissapointing - full of spelling mistakes, adverts and not enough local news, just the same councillors and the same schools featured all of the time, do the journalists not get out from behind their desks?

 

Mischief Maker from Wigan Evening Post Employee says...
The WEP is edited in Preston and printed in Preston.
The WEP editor is answerable to the LEP editor in Preston, what he says goes.
The paper is treated in Preston as an afterthought.
Two of the columnists featured in the WEP do not work in the Wigan office.
The paper is getting noticeably thinner and is often badly printed with lots of spelling mistakes.

 

Pam from Shevington says...
What has happened to the Reporter delivery service. It is now Sunday 4pm and just had the paper delivered! This has been happening for several months now - unless of course we don't receive it at all. In fact I can count on one hand how many times we have received the paper this year- in fact I can count on one hand how many times we have received the paper this year which of course means the news/bargains are out of date. Look forward to your comments

 

Christine from Kitt Green from Wigan says...
I live on the Wain Homes est near the Heinz factory. We've not had delivery of the Reporter for 12 months plus. I've rang the newspaper office many times to no avail. If I was a paying advertiser I'd not be happy with the circulation numbers. I dont believe its being read by a third of what they state.

 

Ryan from hawkley hall says...
sod the rest of the paper the back 10 pages of sport is the best in any paper never mind the wigan evening post. i love amber hawkins of hawkley hall!!

 

Nathan from !!!WIGAN!!! says...
wigan evining post is best wigan paper.
the reporter is absolute garbage, (even though i deliver it) its just full of ads. the observer isnt to bad but i dont like it

 

Anon from Wigan says...
It's about time we had proper journalism in Wigan. We also need proper spelling and grammar. The amount of mistakes in the press is ridiculous.

 

Lady from Standish says...
Again not had the Reporter, its taking the mick, why would any one advertise in there? I wanted to have a look for a special offer at a Restaurant for sat night.... if i get this weeks wont even get it till sunday! RUBBISH...Johnson Press .... will be dead in the next 5 years, mark my word!

 

john from wigan says...
too much egg chasing in evening post,should be on back of beano or bolton evening news,not our post,this is a prem league town not a m62 sport,come on get a grip.

 

Bob Johnston from Fish Hoek S Africa says...
Used to think the Observer was great when we lived there. But have sent several emails to editor, asking for a particular edition from 1978, who does not even both to respond. Suppose we live too far away now!! If you read this editor, kindly reply, (won't hold my breath)

 

Mark Ashley from Wigan says...
As publisher of the Wigan Courier I have read the comments on this page with great interest and appreciate everyone's point of view. The latest circulation figures show that the Wigan Evening Post has plunged again by 6.2% July to December 2007 compared to 2007 - it now sells 8,761 copies a night as opposed to 9,355 a year previously. The Wigan Observer is down to 17,181 copies, and the Reporter, amazingly given it is a free newspaper, now only circulates 61,277 copies as opposed to 61,751, a far cry from the 70,000 plus circulation it had before the paper was withdrawn some time ago from the likes of Aspull and Wrightington to make the owners even more money. The comments about the Reporter reflect the fact that it is 83 per cent advertising and only 17 per cent editorial material, and that figure will only decrease in the future as Johnston Press seeks to squeeze even more money out of their regional newspaper operation in Wigan.
If any regular or occasional contributors to this site want to make any positive comments or criticisms of the Courier I'd value your views on this page or direct to me: info@courier-online.net

 

Mark from wigan says...
The Reporter is great when i get it

 

Mark from Upholland says...
Not had the reporter paper delivered for almost 4 years now, maybe longer!!!!
Shame as i like to read it, always ask the inlaws to keep a hold of their copy so i can catch up!!!!!

 

Donna from Worsley Hall says...
I do not think anyone on Worsley Hall estate gets the reporter delivered? But just around the corner on Ormskirk Road i see reporter's hanging out the letterboxes every week!!! Do people on council estates not like to read now, then? Thank goodness there is wiganworld and wigantoday!!!

 

viv collingwood from worthington standish says...
well ur all lucky to get it cos weve lived here for 7yrs and never had one delivered yet

 

anna from wn68ld says...
the courier is GREAT please keep it coming. as for the reporter its delivery is DISGRACEFULL not had 1 for years.glad i do not pay a monthly charge for an advertisement in it..

 

Reyt FedUp from Standish says...
Why did the Standish Courier suddenly become the Wigan Courier?I stopped reading it when that happened,Wigan gets enough from us and now they have taken our only newspaper.

 

Frank from Wigan says...
If the people of Wigan really want a good newspaper they should buy it in numbers, only then will any company be able to pay good jounalists to seek out local news. Wiganers have had the opportunity for yfears with the Wigan Observer to have a good quality weekly paper, but if you dont support it with advertising and by buy it you will never have what you are wanting. The free papers have come and gone and they are only interested in revenue and for years the repoerter claimed 70000 circulation when the printers of it knew they only printed 59,000 copies.

 

nita from Wigan says...
Observer only quality newspaper, but unfortunately local charities and car boots advertise in the (free) Wigan Reporter and because we don't get this delivered any more where I am I never know when they're on. Advertisers take note please!

 

sharon from wigan says...
i agree nita.i would love to get hold of a reporter as thats where everyone advertises boot sales - but not had one for about 14 years and parents stopped getting one about 4 years ago - where are they? tried to email reporter but got no reply. advertisers put your ads elsewhere please!

 

stephen from wigan,pemberton says...
is it normal for wigan council to start digging roads up outside your house at 06.10am

 

Christine Dunphy from Hindley says...
Is it me? Has anyone read Geoffs input this week? He states "we've had it too good for too long, now its time to pay the price". Who's he talking about? "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country". At the risk of sounding a bit off Geoff, I've worked all my life, and worked damned hard, but when it comes to being preached at I take exception. I'm now in the process of being registered disabled at the age of 53, after working for almost 40 years, money is tight, and not for the first time, and I've had to have help filling in forms, because I dont know the system inside out. I've never had to, because I've worked for what I've had. My parents were the same, god rest 'em, and when my mum was ill, and we asked for a bit of home help because my dad was exhausted and we all had to work and couldnt be there 24/7 the comment was, "but you have two daughters, why do you need help?" Not once did they mention our brother, who was tying himself in knots trying to help us all! My husband and son are now going through what we went through as a family and its heartbreaking to watch. I hate needing help, but to be fair, if I paid any other organisation who promised me help, and I didnt get it, I would be able to take them to task. There would probably be a tv advert "paid in thousands, getting nowt back? Phone this number and we'll have have a cheque in the post. No win, no fee"!!. I've worked for nearly 40 years, and paid my dues. Is it only those who's country it is who are being taken to task Geoff, or should I ask the grinning idiot Blair what he's done with the cash? Always assuming he would have time to tell anyone? Where is he now? Grafting or travelling? Because I know for a fact that if parents from other countries work here, they get family allowance sent to their place of birth for their children, even though the children have never set foot in this country, and the parents have just started paying National Insurance!!! My brother and sister, my husband, and now my son have paid in what amounts to a small fortune over the years, my sister is 66, imagine what we could do with that. Could we have a bit back please? I think Geoffs comments were ill thought out, condesending, and an insult to those who are out here doing it, and not sat at a screen trying to think of something to comment upon, especially when they have had constant, assured employment for the last, how many years is it now Goeff? I could always be wrong, or just insulted.

 

John from Standish says...
mostly terrible, waste of trees. Wigan Reporter (when it even comes) is jampacked with adverts and not much else.

Wigan Evening post may as well be renamed "Preston Evening Post" as all the jobs/houses/classifieds are Preston based. :S

 

Colin Harlow from Hindley Green says...
I am old enough to remember when the Wigan Observer was a broadsheet newspaper with a circulation of almost 50,000 copies a week, one of the biggest in the country for a 'paid for' local weekly newspaper. The problem I think from a readers point of view is we have three very similar newspapers in a small town, with the same reporters from the same group, so we all get the same news stories just written a little differently with different photo angles. When United Newspapers then the parent company of the Wigan Observer took on board the Wigan Reporter it almost killed off the Observer because it lost the car dealers and estate agents as well as many other advertisers, this would be around the late 70s-80s and for me the Observer has never recovered, sadly. Before that time, the Wigan Observer was a very powerful newspaper and no other paper could touch or match it. The Reporter started life in StHelens and wanted to invade Wigan with it's publication so United News really had to buy it. The Evening Post as always been a nothing paper' a paper started life in Fishergate Preston. The only true Wigan paper is the Observer, first printed in Rowbottom Square in 1853. To sell newspapers the front page must catch the eye and please the eye and most importantly be different from the rest.

 

rob from wigan says...
Less of the paper talk ive lived in wigan for 13 years now originally from the mighty st helens wup wup.wup ive gotta say each.christmas in wigan town centre is gettin worse u goto da helens n its all.lit up makes u feel christmassy cum to wigan.ooohh nothing I pay ma council tax so come on wigan council brighten the place up only once a year put a bit off effort into it coz its a depressing town to.come to at christmas if u made people who come to the town feel christmassy they might spend there money would b good for the local economy makes sense but for now my money is gettin spent in st helens n liverpool

 

alan lad from wigan says...
evening post what a joke you can get it at 6 15 in a morning cost more than daily paper not worth 1p

 

lucy from wigan says...
The observer printed a story about me recently and it was a complete load of rubbish. what they don't know they make up!!!!

 

Terry Goulding from Orrel says...
I am just wondering if the free wigan reporter newspaper is still going? Our area (upholland Road and Poet's estate) have not recieved a copy for over 18 months.

St Helens is stll going and I can receive one from them every wednesday if I travelled into town. So, what's the problem?

To my mind, the advertising revenue should more than compensate the costs in its printing and distribution! More importantly if its still going your marketing department must be bereft in ideas to attract suitable deliverers as well as short changing local businesses and denying jobs to a few people that need the extra cash.

 

Chris from Orrell says...
Terry,
yes the Wigan Reporter's still going but doesn't deliver to the WN5-7 postcode sector any more, so the whole of Billinge and all of Orrell south of the railway line don't get a copy.
Mind you, I live north of the railway line at Orrell and I've never had a copy either - or the couier for that matter. The Reporter also doesn't now deliver to WN8-0 area, which is Up Holland.

 

Colin Harlow from Wigan says...
The Wigan Observer and Post now printed at Newsprinters Knowsley, Liverpool. Starting 25/2/2013.

 

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