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Johnston Press is to sell Formpress Publishing to Iconic Newspapers for £7.2m, but will retain The Newsletter and Derry Journal in Northern Ireland.
02-Apr-2014

Johnston Press is to shed up to 30 editorial jobs at its Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday newspapers.
27-Mar-2013

Johnston Press is to close its plant in Sunderland, in order to transfer newspaper production and up to 81 jobs to its Dinnington site near Sheffield.
24-Sep-2012

Johnston Press is to shed up to 19 editorial jobs at its Leeds-based regional newspapers.
19-Jun-2012

Johnston Press is considering plans to close its newspaper printing press at Oundle Road in Peterborough, with the loss of 35 jobs.
12-Jun-2012

Johnston Press is to shed up to 15 jobs at the Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail newspapers, in order to transfer the work to Sunderland.
30-Apr-2012

Johnston Press is to relocate a sales contact centre and an unspecified number of jobs from Milton Keynes to its site in Sheffield.
24-Apr-2012

Johnston Press is to stop printing daily editions of five local newspapers in Halifax, Northampton, Peterborough and Scarborough, with the loss of about 50 jobs.
17-Apr-2012

Johnston Press is to shed 18 sub-editing jobs at its local newspaper publishing operations in Blackpool and Preston.
01-Apr-2010

Johnston Press is considering plans to shed up to 32 jobs at its newspaper printing plant in Peterborough.
25-Feb-2010

Johnston Press is to shed about 100 jobs at its newspaper printing plant in Edinburgh, in order to transfer production of The Scotsman to Glasgow.
05-Oct-2009

Johnston Press is considering plans to relocate the Wakefield Express local newspaper away from Wakefield city centre, although a new location has not yet been found.
27-Apr-2009

Johnston Press is to shed up to 30 jobs in Edinburgh, as part of a reorganisation of its Scotsman newspapers business.
06-Aug-2008

Johnston Press is to close a newspaper printing press in Northampton with the loss of 69 jobs.
01-Aug-2008

Johnston Press is to shed 14 finance and pre-press jobs at the Derry Journal newspaper, in order to centralise some operations at its Portadown office.
29-Apr-2008

Johnston Press is planning to stop day printing at its Leeds press hall with the loss of up to 44 jobs, in order to transfer production of the Yorkshire Evening Post to Dinnington.
15-Apr-2008

Johnston Press is planning to close the pre-press department at its regional newspaper printing business in Chesterfield with the loss of up to 35 jobs, in order to transfer the work to Sheffield.
18-Apr-2007

Johnston Press is to invest £10m in the expansion of its newspaper printing facilities in Craigavon over the next 18 months.
05-Apr-2007

Johnston Press is to acquire the Scottish newspaper operations of Archant for £11m, including eight weekly titles.
22-Jan-2007

Johnston Press is planning to integrate the online and print operations at up to 60 of its newsrooms across the country by mid-2007.
26-Sep-2006

Johnston Press is planning to close its newspaper printing plant in Hartlepool with the loss of up to 25 jobs, and 54 jobs could also be lost at sites in Northern Ireland.
18-Aug-2006

Johnston Press has acquired Scotsman Publications for £160m, in order to expand its regional newspapers business.
20-Dec-2005

Johnston Press is to acquire Local Press, the Belfast-based newspaper publisher, for £65m, as well as the Leinster Leader group in the Irish Republic for £94m.
19-Sep-2005

Johnston Press has completed the acquisition of Score Press, the former SRH division that includes 45 local newspaper titles in Scotland and Ireland, from Emap for £155m.
10-Aug-2005

Johnston Press is to build a £60m newspaper printing plant on the site of the former Dinnington colliery in South Yorkshire by August 2006.
21-Feb-2005

Johnston Press has secured planning permission from Rotherham Council to build a £60m newspaper print plant outside Sheffield by the end of 2006.
17-Dec-2004

Johnston Press, the regional newspaper publisher, is to set up a new £40m printing plant in Sheffield by 2006.
28-Aug-2003

Johnston Press has acquired Regional Independent Media, the local newspaper publisher, for £560m, partly funded by a £220m rights issue.
13-Mar-2002

Johnston Press has acquired Days Out UK, the travel database and guidebook publishing company.
06-Dec-2001

Johnston Press is to acquire eight weekly newspapers from Trinity Mirror for £16m.
04-Jul-2001

Johnston Press is to close the Southern Web Offset print centre in Burgess Hill next year, but some of the 83 jobs will be transferred to other sites.
30-Mar-2001

Johnston Press has bought the Lincoln Standard Group and Four Counties Newspapers from Southnews for £16m.
15-May-2000

Johnston Press has sold S&E Distributors to JA Magson, the York-based stationery wholesaler.
04-Apr-2000

Johnston Press is to acquire Tweeddale Press, the publisher of three weekly newspapers in the Borders.
24-Nov-1999

Johnston Press is to close its print works at the Derbyshire Times in Chesterfield with the loss of 20 jobs, and the work will be transferred to sites in Hartlepool and Sunderland.
06-Nov-1999

Johnston Press is to acquire Portsmouth & Sunderland Newspapers, the regional newspaper publisher, for £266m, having beaten off rival bids from Newsquest and News Communications & Media.
19-May-1999

Johnston Press is considering plans to make a hostile takeover bid for Portsmouth & Sunderland Newspapers, although it would need clearance from the Monopolies & Mergers Commission first.
23-Jan-1999

Johnston Press is to buy eight weekly newspapers in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire from Eastern Counties Press for £8m.
03-Sep-1998

Johnston Press is to have its £52m purchase of Home Counties Newspapers referred to the Monopolies & Mergers Commission by the government, due to the dominant position it would achieve in some southern counties.
13-Feb-1998

Johnston Press is acquiring Home Counties Newspapers, the family-controlled publisher of the Hampstead and Highgate Express, for £52m.
23-Dec-1997

Johnston Press has acquired North Derbyshire Newspapers for undisclosed terms.
09-Oct-1997

Johnston Press, the regional newspaper company, is discussing the sale of its bookbinding and library bookselling businesses.
04-Sep-1997

Johnston Press is to buy Emap's regional newspaper business for about £205m, which will give it over 6% of the regional newspaper market.
04-Jun-1996

Johnston Press is acquiring four newspapers in the Doncaster area from Newsquest Media for £15m, and selling its Bury titles to Newsquest for £5.7m.
28-Mar-1996

Johnston Press has bought 11 Nottinghamshire weekly newspapers from W&J Linney for £20m.
14-Nov-1995