The local weekly paper the “Penarth Times” has failed to appear in newsagents shops across the town today because of “printing problems”.
The paper is normally printed by the South Wales Argus in Newport – where the Penarth Times editorial offices are now based – and normally is published every Thursday .
The Penarth Times was originally printed and published at premises in Arcot St, Penarth but printing was moved to the paper’s parent company in Newport and in 2009 the editorial staff were moved to a small office in Stanwell Road Penarth.
Eventually that too was closed and editorial staff were then moved to Holton Road, Barry – to share offices with the Barry and District News. The Barry editorial offices were closed in July 2014 and the Penarth Times editorial staff were then moved to the parent company at the South Wales Argus in Newport a subsidiary of Newsquest Media.
The ultimate owner of the Penarth Times is the huge American media company Gannett – said to be the largest US newspaper publisher in terms of circulation