The Nottingham Post is a tabloid newspaper that provides the latest news, sports and events from Nottingham and the surrounding areas of Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Lincolnshire. The newspaper was previously known as the Nottingham Evening Post, before it merged with the Nottingham Journal to form one publication. The newspaper is published every day apart from Sunday and can also be read through an online subscription. Between January and June 2019, the average circulation of the newspaper per issue was 10,890. Learning about the Nottingham Evening Post history is fascinating, especially since the newspaper is now known as the Nottingham Post and has undergone a lot of change throughout the years. You can find original copies of the newspaper by browsing our Nottingham Evening Post archives, letting you choose a back issue from the date of your choice.


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History of the Nottingham Evening Post

The history of the Nottingham Evening Post dates back to May 1st 1878 when the newspaper was first founded. Thomas Forman, a spirited businessman from Lincolnshire, introduced Nottingham’s first evening newspaper from an experienced background of printing and editing newspapers. The newspaper had only 4 pages and cost a halfpenny. Forman established the newspaper’s independence when he claimed the Nottingham Evening Post would be “the exclusive organ of no religious or political party.”

Forman’s family remained part of the newspaper well into the twentieth century, and the size of the newspaper had increased to 6 pages by 1902. By 1914, the front page of the newspaper began to show the latest news events, rather than advertisements. 

In 1953, the Nottingham Evening Post was bought by by T. Bailey Forman Ltd., along with the Nottingham Journal. 10 years after purchasing the two newspapers, the Nottingham Journal was incorporated into the Nottingham Evening Post in 1963. March 1996 saw the first Nottingham Evening Post issue be printed as a full-colour tabloid. The newspaper was based on Forman Street in Nottingham city centre until 1998, when it was moved to Castle Wharf House. In October 2011, printing of the newspaper was relocated from Derby to Birmingham. 

The Nottingham Post used to publish various smaller publications alongside the main newspaper. It previously printed a weekly sports paper during the football season, which included coverage of Nottingham Forest and Notts County – Nottingham’s two football league clubs. It also reported on non-league football, and other sports such as cricket, ice hockey and rugby union. Forest Fever was another side publication, which was a more in-depth report of Nottingham Forest Football Club in a newspaper-style magazine. The monthly Bygones paper is no longer published separately and deals with stories about the history of Nottingham.

Interestingly, the Nottingham Post sometimes includes special features that deal with certain aspects of Nottingham life. An example of this was the 2007 special entitled ‘Muslims in Nottingham’ which reported on the life of Nottingham’s Muslim community. The feature was made up of interviews and articles in the printed publication and on the website. It gave members of the community a space to reveal their thoughts on life in the city. 

You can learn more about Nottingham Evening Post history directly by delving into our archive of Nottingham Evening Post back issues and reading past popular headlines from your chosen date.