About Us

CN Group is an independent local media business based across Cumbria, North Lancs, Dumfries & Galloway and Northumberland. The Group operates with two Divisions.


The Publishing Division publish daily and weekly newspapers in Cumbria, Northumberland and south west Scotland, as well as a range of award-winning magazines. Reader holiday and door-to-door distribution are further services available from the Division. All titles have linked websites and all aspects of electronic publishing are handled by the division.


The Division operates a state-of-the-art printing press in Carlisle. It trades under the name ‘CN Newsprint’. They print the Group’s own titles, but the majority of the capacity is used to print external customer titles. Customers include other publishers and specialist magazine-style publishers.

The Group headquarters are based in Carlisle and is led by Miller Hogg, Chief Executive.

To find out more about the individual components that make up the Group or our media sites please use the navigation bar at the top of the page.