The Nelson Leader is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in and around the town of Nelson in the Borough of Pendle in eastern Lancashire, including the smaller towns of Barrowford and Brierfield.
It was founded in 1900 and absorbed the older Nelson Chronicle within four years. It wasn’t until 1965 that the front page stopped featuring adverts only – a practice followed by many early newspapers but abandoned by most several decades earlier.
It’s published by East Lancashire Newspapers, a division of the nationwide publishers of local and regional newspapers, Johnston Press. The editorial offices are in Nelson and are shared with two sub-editions in the Leader-Times series: the Barnoldswick & Earby Times and the Colne Times; as well as the midweek title for the borough, the Pendle Express.
It comes out on Fridays.
- Nelson Leader
37 Scotland Road
- 01282 612561
- 01282 618626