It was founded in June 1815 (the back page carried news from the Battle of Waterloo). However, its original title was considerably longer: The Lichfield Mercury, Tamworth, Burton, and Walsall Gazette, and Staffordshire and Warwickshire General Advertiser!
It’s now published by Tamworth-based Central Independent Newspapers, which despite the name is part of Northcliffe Media, the regional newspaper division of the Daily Mail & General Trust. Both titles in the Mercury series share the same editorial offices in Lichfield.
Since its website at thisislichfield.co.uk was withdrawn in 2011 it no longer has a website as such, although it does contribute news to Northcliffe’s lichfieldpeople.co.uk website (to which the old URL now redirects).
Although it’s mostly distributed free, a few copies are sold through newsagents.
It comes out on Thursdays.
- Lichfield Mercury
7 Breadmarket St
- 01827 848586