The Manchester Times was a weekly newspaper published in Manchester, England from 1828 to 1922, known for its free-trade radicalism.

From 1828 to 1847, the newspaper was edited by Archibald Prentice, a political radical and advocate of free trade.[1] After merging with the Manchester Gazette the paper took the title Manchester Times and Gazette in 1831.[2] In 1835 the paper published a series of letters by Richard Cobden, following which Prentice allowed the newspaper to become a mouthpiece for the Anti-Corn Law League.[1]

In 1849 the paper merged with the Manchester ExaminerThe Manchester Examiner was a newspaper based in Manchester, England, founded in about 1845. It was intended as a vehicle to promote the idea of Manchester Liberalism, but financial problems, led to its demise in 1894, when it was absorbed by the Empire News ... , recently founded as a radical competitor, and became the Manchester Examiner and Times. (The Examiner had been founded by the young Edward Watkin, whose father was noted for his involvement in the Anti-Corn Law League.) Briefly known as the Manchester Weekly Examiner & Times in 1856–1857, the paper settled down under the title Manchester Weekly Times and Examiner (or simply Manchester Weekly Times) in 1857.[3]

The newspaper ceased publication in 1922.[4]

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