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Who we are

This section is all about Who we are and takes a look back at The Sentinel’s history. For you, The Sentinel is more than just a newspaper. We’re the first place your customers will visit for both news and commercial information. After all, we’ve built a reputation as North Staffordshire and South Cheshire’s biggest selling newspaper. And we’ve developed on that heritage with an outstanding online digital presence. So a local business can address potential customers on a multimedia basis.

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Snapshot history timeline

1854
The Staffordshire Sentinel and Commercial and General Advertiser was first published as a liberal weekly newspaper from offices in Cheapside, Hanley on January 7th. Sold at 3d.
1873
The Staffordshire Daily Sentinel was introduced at a halfpenny, publishing daily editions. The Weekly Sentinel appeared on a Saturday and sold at two pence.
1898
Staffordshire Sentinel Ltd is registered.
1928
The Northcliffe Newspapers Group was founded by the 1st Lord Rothermere
1988
The format of the newspaper changed to tabloid as late as 15 October 1988. While many local people still refer to the paper as "The Evening Sentinel", the word "Evening" was dropped from the title during the mid-1990s.
1998
The Sentinel's website was launched www.thisisstaffordshire.co.uk
2007
The name Staffordshire Sentinel News & Media replaced Staffordshire Sentinel Newspapers to reflect the group’s focus on all forms of media – specifically the growing demand for its online services.
2012
Local World acquired the Sentinel, along with other newspapers owned by Northcliffe Media, from the Daily Mail and General Trust
2013
The Sentinel moved from Etruria to a Grade 11 listed building in the heart of the city and changes it's website address to: www.thesentinel.co.uk
2016
Trinity Mirror acquires Local World.

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