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. After merging with the Manchester Gazette the paper took the title Manchester Times and Gazette in 1831. 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.
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.
The newspaper ceased publication in 1922.