The Dorset Echo
is an evening tabloid newspaper
(it used to be called the Dorset Evening Echo
) published from Monday to Saturday and sold throughout northern, western and southern Dorset, including the main towns of Weymouth, Dorchester and Bridport and the smaller towns of Lyme Regis, Wareham, Sherborne and Blandford Forum.
It was established in 1921 as the Dorset Daily Echo and Weymouth Dispatch. In 1958 it switched to evening publication and therefore substituted Evening for Daily in its title; two years later it dropped the Weymouth Dispatch. It became simply the Dorset Echo in 1999.
It’s published by Newsquest (Southern) and is a companion to their title for the eastern part of the county, the Daily Echo. The editorial offices are in Weymouth, with a second office in Dorchester.
There’s a companion series of weekly freesheets for the main towns: the Advertiser series covers Weymouth and Dorchester, while the Bridport & Lyme Regis News serves the west of the county.
- Dorset Echo
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