Argus reports sale of fewer than 5,000 copies in Brighton and Hove

Posted On 02 Nov 2014 at 10:45 pm

The Argus newspaper has reported sales of fewer than 5,000 copies a day in Brighton and Hove, according to JICREG (Joint Industry Committee for Regional Media Research).

The Sussex daily newspaper, based in Crowhurst Road, Hollingbury, sells 3,002 copies a day in Brighton and 1,867 in Hove.

The figures, published this week, are the lowest in the newspaper’s history.

They were based on a total circulation of 14,370 copies across the county for the six months from January to June this year.

The January to June sales figures were reported by the Argus and validated by the ABC (Audit Bureau of Circulations).

In June, however, the paper’s total circulation fell to 13,746. The rival Brighton and Hove Independent said that this suggested that sales of the Argus in Brighton and Hove could now be less than 4,500.

  1. Chips And Beans For Suppers Reply

    I stopped reading the ‘Arse Gas’ years ago, and gave-up looking at their website once they stopped allowing readers to post comments on articles bout gypsies trashing Brightons parks

  2. feline1 Reply

    Well after over a decade of dumbing down into some kind of sub-Daily Mail rag, peddling its ludicrous made-up stories of animal abuse (“dog tied to care and dragged along A27”) to try and raise funds for the RSPCA, endless sh1tstirring “Gay man has AIDS” stories every Pride, years of vaccine denialism, that shameful hatchet piece about Patrick Moore, unceasingly lies about the Green Party’s UFO research centre on the Downs, blah blah blah… it would be a blessing if the Southampton Argos finally went away.

  3. Valerie Paynter Reply

    The Argus Editor has announced he has found a new job and it will be adios from him end of November.

    Perhaps one of the trollerati can apply for th job as so many of them think they can do better. Newsquest is advertising the job.

  4. feline1 Reply

    Well Valerie, if I was editor at the Argus, I probably couldn’t manage to publish stories about gay men having AIDS, vaccine denialism, made-up dog torture or lies about Patrick Moore’s corpse, but then I expect the Argus can do without that sort of managing for while, hmmmm?

    Why don’t you apply for the job? I’m sure readers would be thrilled by endless front page headlines about the latest planning permission scandals.

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