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Print and online presence
The paid-for newspaper has an ABC circulation of 10,048 (Jan-Jun 2020).
The Herald is published six days a week, Monday to Saturday, and has a single edition. It is owned by Reach plc, formerly known as Trinity Mirror.
Over 80% of the local adult population in the Plymouth region were said to use The Herald's website in 2013.
Its sister websites are Devon Live and Cornwall Live.
The newspaper and the website are managed and run by different teams at its headquarters in Millbay, Plymouth.
The Herald's print team is run by editor Claire Ainsworth and reporter Rachael Atkins.
Edd joined the paper as a trainee reporter in 2008. He held several roles before becoming editor, including chief reporter, deputy news editor and head of content.
Plymouth Live's head of content is Sarah Waddington and its deputy head of content is Rom Preston-Ellis.
The history of the Herald stretches back to 2 pm on Monday 22 April 1895 when the Western Evening Herald was launched as Plymouth's first evening newspaper. Various other newspapers had come and gone in Plymouth in the preceding 100 years. The WEH was published by the owners of the Western Daily Mercury. It was then bought by Sir Leicester Harmsworth in 1921 — a year after he bought the Western Morning News company — and was renamed The Evening Herald and Western Evening News on 17 September 1923. On 24 May 1924, the name was changed again to the Western Evening Herald and Western Evening News.
After changing format to tabloid in 1987, the title changed again to the Evening Herald, becoming simply The Herald in October 2006 when its print deadline shifted from midmorning (between 9 am and 11 am) to 1 am to accommodate the 120-mile distribution journey to Plymouth after printing was transferred to Weymouth in Dorset.
- "Plymouth - The Herald - Data - ABC | Audit Bureau of Circulations". www.abc.org.uk. Retrieved 2020-08-12.
- "History of The Herald". The Herald. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
- Daily Mail sells regional newspapers to Local World BBC News, 21 November 2012