Manchester Evening News To Launch Sunday Edition

The Manchester Evening News is launching a new Sunday newspaper.

The M.E.N on Sunday will go on sale from February 10 priced at 85p. It will carry a mix of news, sport and political analysis, as well as a seven-day leisure, travel and TV supplement. 

The Manchester team celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018 and was named both Website of the Year and Newspaper of the Year at the UK Regional Press Awards. Its website reaches around one million users a day.

Editor-in-chief Darren Thwaites said: “We already produce fantastic weekend content and reach a massive audience online. It’s a natural extension to package the best of everything into a quality Sunday print edition for those who still enjoy the experience of browsing through a newspaper.

“We’ve developed a well-deserved reputation for investigations, political coverage and powerful social journalism. This type of content will provide the foundation for a regional Sunday newspaper with clout, substance and authority.

“With national politics covered almost exclusively by London-based writers, we have the opportunity to drive the Northern political agenda from here in Manchester.

“The M.E.N on Sunday will also provide the most in-depth and informed reporting of Manchester United and Manchester City. We’re growing our sports team from 11 to 14 journalists to ensure we can ramp up our coverage of two of the biggest football clubs on the planet.

 “We have a brilliant group of journalists all passionate about Manchester — and we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to extend our portfolio.”

Carl Wood, Reach plc regional managing director, said: “This is great news for Manchester, great news for our readers and advertisers and great news for our team.

“The launch of M.E.N on Sunday reinforces our commitment to Manchester and the wider region and builds further on the strength and success already being delivered in having the largest audience in regional press in the UK and one which continues to grow.”

“We believe Manchester deserves its own Sunday newspaper and we are delighted we are able to provide it.”