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 Post subject: The Weekly News?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2014 5:33 pm 
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Can any of you remember a newspaper called The Weekly News? I can remember it around the 70's/80's. I remember it as a slightly smaller newspaper than the rest, a red title box with white lettering.
Some people have referred to it (either rightly of wrongly) as Thompsons Weekly News.

I am trying to trace a news article about my late father which I am told was in The Weekly News in December 1965. I have contacted Thompsons publishers in Scotland who said there wasn't a publication printed specifically for N. Ireland and were unable to find the article.

Does anyone remember where it was published and did we have a N.Ireland edition? Was there a different weekly news about then?

Any help or thoughts are gratefully appreciated as ever. :)]


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Richard : My Mother was an avid reader, due, I think
to it's Scottish connections.

It was as you described, and I remember it well...but
that is of little use to you.

I would suggest you visit " Nexis UK ", they have a
very comprehensive Database of Newspapers online,
dating from 1980.

They also have an Historic section dealing with a lot of
Newspapers prior to 1980.

With the dates and names you have, you should find what
you are looking for.

Good luck.


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Dabarry many thanks for this, I will investigate. Much appreciated!


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Quote : Does anyone remember where it was published and did we have a N.Ireland edition? Was there a different weekly news about then?


Richard : Speaking to my Aunt, who lives in Scotland,she tells me
the Publishers were, and are, D.C.Thompson of Dundee.
No local editions were published, as with it's Sister Paper, the Sunday
Post, was available across the U.K.
It was the only Publication of that name.


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dabarry wrote:
Quote : Does anyone remember where it was published and did we have a N.Ireland edition? Was there a different weekly news about then?


Richard : Speaking to my Aunt, who lives in Scotland,she tells me
the Publishers were, and are, D.C.Thompson of Dundee.
No local editions were published, as with it's Sister Paper, the Sunday
Post, was available across the U.K.
It was the only Publication of that name.


So there wasn't a N.Ireland edition after all.

Can you remember an Irish Weekly? I think that was a Belfast publication ;--)


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