Bristol has a far longer history of newspaper publishing than most cities. Here are just a few milestones.
1702: Bristol printer William Bonny starts the Bristol Post Boy. A 1704 edition at the Bristol reference library is the oldest example of a British provincial paper still in existence.
1715: Samuel Farley's Bristol Post Man is the first of many papers published by Farley family.
1752: Felix Farley's Bristol Journal launched. Farley uses it to advertise his quack medicine business.
1757: Sarah Farley becomes first Bristol newspaper editor to be sued for libel.
1790: Bristol Mercury launched.
1827: James Acland publishes his short-lived Bristolian paper accusing council of corruption. The Council spends huge sums of money prosecuting him for libel.
1839: Joseph Leech launches Bristol Times using £500 from his father; he had asked for his inheritance in advance.
1852: Bristol papers run first stories sent from London by electric telegraph.
1858: Western Daily Press becomes Bristol's first daily paper.
1877: Bristol Evening News is city's first evening paper.
1929: Bristol Evening World launched by Daily Mail owner Lord Rothermere, starting a bitter circulation war.
1932: Evening Post launched in opposition to Evening World.
1939: Bristol United Press formed, amalgamating Evening World and Evening Post.
1940-41: On some mornings during the Blitz, Bristol papers are just typewritten sheets.
1962: Evening World merges with Evening Post.
1974: Post & Press building on Temple Way opened.
1981: Bristol United Press launches Observer series of free weekly papers.
1996: Venue magazine is first Bristol publication to start a website; www.venue.co.uk
2000: Bristol United Press taken over by Northcliffe Newspaper Group.