It was founded in 1918. It changed its name to the Sunday Mercury and News in 1920, but reverted to its original title in 1931 and has kept it ever since.
It’s part of the same family of newspapers as the Birmingham Post and the Birmingham Mail, published by BPM Media (Birmingham Post & Mail Media), and thus belongs ultimately to the Trinity Mirror group.
Politically (as far as that goes) it’s centre-right – but many of the stories in it are sensational in nature or of purely local or regional interest.
There are four editions:
- Black Country
It no longer has its own website; its old sundaymercury.net URL now redirects to its mini-site on the Mail‘s website.
- Sunday Mercury
- 0121 236 3366
- 0121 233 3958