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United Kingdom
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Prospect House, Norwich, NR1 1RE, GBR
Archant Limited is a newspaper and magazine publishing company headquartered in Norwich, England, United Kingdom. The group publishes four daily newspapers, around 50 weekly newspapers, and 80 consumer and contract magazines.Archant employs around 1,850 employees, mainly in East Anglia, the Home Counties and the West Country, and was known as Eastern Counties Newspapers Group until March 2002.History1845 to 1900The company began publishing in Norwich in 1845 with Norfolk News, backed by Jacob Henry Tillet, Jeremiah Colman, John Copeman and Thomas Jarrold. The Colman and Copeman families still retain close involvement in the business.The Eastern Weekly Press was launched in 1867 and in 1870 was renamed the Eastern Daily Press. A sister title, the Eastern Evening News, was launched in 1882.1900 to 2000As the business grew it moved premises in 1902, 1959 and again in the late 1960s to its present headquarters location at Prospect House in the centre of Norwich.At the end of the 1960s, Eastern Counties Newspapers merged with the East Anglian Daily Times Company, publisher of the East Anglian Daily Times, to form Eastern Counties Newspapers Group (ECNG).ECNG developed further with the launch of Community Media Limited in 1981, a weeklies publishing operation based in Bath, which launched and acquired titles in Scotland and the West Country.

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