Regional papers show a near universal decline in sales

ABC's six-monthly circulation figures demonstrate that the sale of regional newspapers continues to

Trinity Mirror's Liverpool Echo declined by 9.5 per cent year-on-year, and fell below the 90,000 barrier to sell a daily average of 88,519 copies.

Johnston Press's Yorkshire Post decreased by 5.7 per cent on 2008 to average 43,095 in the second half of 2009. These two papers have been the worst affected by the drop in sales.

The ABC figures come amidst a debate about the future of regional journalism across all media.