The Gloucestershire Echo is a daily tabloid newspaper sold on Mondays to Saturdays in the spa town of Cheltenham and widely throughout central, northern and eastern Gloucestershire, including the towns of Tewkesbury, Cirencester and the Cotswold towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh and Chipping Campden, as well as Evesham in south-eastern Worcestershire.
Its first issue was published on New Year’s Day 1873, but it didn’t adopt its present name until 1882 – in the intervening years it was published as the Cheltenham Express Telegram, the Evening Express Telegram, and finally the Evening Telegram (with a Saturday edition called the Evening Telegram and Express). Northcliffe Newspapers bought it in 1929 and assigned it to their Cheltenham Newspaper Co. Ltd; it’s now published by the Gloucestershire Media Group (part of Northcliffe Media, the regional newspapers division of the Daily Mail & General Trust). The editorial offices are in Cheltenham.
Until 1985 it was a broadsheet.
It shares Northcliffe’s thisisgloucestershire.co.uk website with The Citizen, The Forester and the Stroud Life. Since early 2011 the site’s been a portal rather than distinctively the newspapers’ own site; they merely contribute news stories to it.
- Gloucestershire Echo
1 Clarence Parade
- 01242 271900
- 01242 271704
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