WE'RE the best in the North West - and that's official.
Latest figures show that the Observer's circulation rose by 2.5 per cent from July to December last year - and that was the highest of around 50 weekly and evening newspapers in the region.
Our audited sales rose by 365 copies a week from 14,508 to 14,873
And that comes on top of sustained circulation growth over the last three years including a 4.1 per cent rise last year.
Delighted editor Mervyn Kay said: "This is a remarkable achievement at a time when many newspapers, particularly evenings, are reporting falling circulations.
"We believe in keeping our content strictly local and in providing something to interest all age groups and sections of society, and our readers are intensely loyal.
"These figures prove yet again that we are the top choice for both readers and advertisers."