The Sentinel (Staffordshire)

The Sentinel is a daily regional newspaper circulating in the North Staffordshire and South Cheshire area. It is currently owned by Trinity Mirror and based at,[2] Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.

The Sentinel
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The Sentinel logo
TypeDaily newspaper Monday to Saturday
Owner(s)Trinity Mirror
EditorMartin Tideswell
Staff writersSpecialists: Dave Knapper (Crime), Kathie McInnes (Education), Phil Corrigan (Politics), Jon Bamber, Laura James (Business), Martin Spinks/Peter Smith (Stoke City FC), Mike Baggaley (Port Vale FC), John Woodhouse (columnist/TV), Jenny Amphlett (columnist), Leah Cassady (Staffordshire Newsletter) Richard Ault (Nostalgia), Becky Loton (What's On).
Founded1854; 166 years ago (1854)
Political alignmentConservative
HeadquartersSentinel House,
Bethesda Street, Hanley,
United Kingdom
Circulation28,862 (04 June 2016 – 03 Jul 2016)[1]

It is the only newspaper delivering daily news and features on professional football clubs Stoke City, Port Vale and Crewe Alexandra. The Sentinel also operates an online website with sections on news, sport and entertainment as well as a comprehensive directory of local businesses.

The publication, which became a morning paper in March 2009,[3] is printed from Monday to Saturday. The newspaper celebrated its 160th anniversary in 2014.

Circulation areaEdit

The Sentinel’s patch includes the six towns of The Potteries (Hanley, Burslem, Tunstall, Fenton, Longton and Stoke), Newcastle-under-Lyme, Leek, Cheadle, Cheddleton, Crewe, Nantwich, Alsager, Sandbach, Stafford, Stone, Biddulph, Congleton and Eccleshall.{[cn}}

From 29 June 2015 to 3 January 2016 it had an average daily circulation of 30,957, down from 33,426 from 29 December 2014 to 28 June 2015, and 35,112 during the six months before that.[1]


In 1854, The Staffordshire Sentinel and Commercial and General Advertiser was first published as a Liberal weekly newspaper from offices in Cheapside, Hanley, on 7 January.[4] The publisher was Hugh Roberts, the Editor Thomas Phillips, a former Northampton bookseller and printer. One of the objects of the publishers was to campaign for the incorporation of Hanley, but news of the whole pottery district was contained in its columns. The initial price was 3d. By 1873: The Staffordshire Daily Sentinel was introduced at a halfpenny on Tuesday 15 April, publishing daily editions from Monday to Friday, with the Weekly Sentinel, at two pence, continuing to appear on Saturday. The Sentinel was the first daily paper to be published in the Potteries.[4] In 1898, the new paper was registered as the Staffordshire Sentinel Ltd.[citation needed] In 2007 the broadsheet Sentinel Sunday ceased production in 2007.[5] In 2012: Local World acquired the Sentinel, along with other newspapers owned by Northcliffe Media, from the Daily Mail and General Trust.[6] In 2015 the Sentinel's parent company Local World was acquired by the Trinity Mirror Group.


  1. ^ a b "The Sentinel".
  2. ^ contact address of The Sentinel Sentinel House
  3. ^ Stoke Sentinel makes switch to overnight priniting Archived 16 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b Newspaper Press Directory. Benn Brothers. 1928. pp. 178–.
  5. ^ Axe falls on the Sentinel Sunday Archived 12 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Daily Mail sells regional newspapers to Local World BBC News, 21 November 2012

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