Tindle Newspaper Group

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Tindle Newspapers
Type Private
Industry Media
HeadquartersFarnham, Surrey
Area served
United Kingdom
Key people
Website www.tindlenews.co.uk

Tindle Newspapers publishes over 200 local newspapers in the UK, a number of which are over 100 years old.


The company is based in Farnham, Surrey, under CEO Danny Cammiade.

It is owned by the Tindle family. Founder Sir Ray Tindle is a strong believer in ultra-local journalism [1] , a culture which the company still follows today.

Sir Ray remains the company's President although his son, Owen Tindle, took over as Chairman in 2017.


The following is a partial list of newspapers owned by the company: [2]

In 2019, Tindle Newspaper Group closed 4 of their local newspapers. [3]

Radio stations

Sir Ray Tindle purchased Island FM in Guernsey in 1998, the first local station to form part of the Tindle Radio Group.

The company's radio division also owns Channel 103 in Jersey and Midlands 103 in Ireland.


In 2003 as the Iraq War started, the owner of the Tindle Newspaper Group, Sir Ray Tindle, issued an order to his newspapers that they could no longer cover anti-war protests. [4] This decision was controversial and was attacked as censorship by a number of commentators, including the National Union of Journalists General Secretary Jeremy Dear. [5]

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  1. "Tindle Newspaper Group". Hold the Front Page. Retrieved 2012-02-16.
  2. "News Brands". tindlenews.co.uk. Tindle Press Holdings Ltd. Retrieved 14 August 2021.
  3. "Tindle Newspapers closes Essex-based Yellow Advertiser series". 26 June 2019.
  4. Full text of article in Totnes Times
  5. Too Late For Debate?