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Great Yarmouth Mercury

The Great Yarmouth Mercury (also known colloquially as the Yarmouth Mercury) is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in and around the seaside resort and fishing port of Great Yarmouth at the eastern end of Norfolk, and the surrounding area including Caister-on-Sea, Hemsby, Belton, Wroxham and Acle, and virtually all of the Norfolk Broads.

It was founded in 1880 as The Yarmouth Mercury, Gorleston Herald and North Norfolk Advertiser and switched to its present title a year after its centenary. It’s absorbed two other newspapers in its time:

  • the Yarmouth Advertiser & Gazette and Gorleston Weekly News, which first appeared in 1898 but lasted only until 1901; and
  • the Yarmouth Independent, established in 1853 as the Yarmouth Free Press. It changed name three times in 1857: after just one issue as The Lowestoft and Yarmouth Free Press it swapped to The Yarmouth and Lowestoft Free Press, then adopted its final title four months later. It was incorporated into the Mercury in 1940.

It’s published by Archant Norfolk, part of the Archant Anglia division of the Norwich-based Archant media group. The editorial offices are in Great Yarmouth.

It comes out on Fridays. An e-edition (paid) is also available on the website.

  • Address:
  • Great Yarmouth Mercury
    169 King Street
    NR30 2PA
  • Tel:
  • 01493 847940
  • Fax:
  • 01493 847979