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Loughborough Echo Trader Xtra (defunct)

The Loughborough Echo Trader Xtra was a weekly freesheet tabloid newspaper for the town of Loughborough and more widely across the Borough of Charnwood in northern Leicestershire, including the smaller towns of Shepshed, Barrow-upon-Soar, Quorn, Sileby, Mountsorrel and Kegworth.

It was founded in 1984 under the title Echo Extra, as a companion to the paid-for weekly tabloid the Loughborough Echo. It was renamed the Loughborough Echo Extra in 1987. In 1997 it was amalgamated with the Loughborough Herald & Post (founded in 1974 as the Loughborough and Coalville Trader) to form the Loughborough Echo Trader Xtra.

It was published by Trinity Mirror Midlands from editorial offices shared with the Echo. It had no website of its own; the link below is to the Echo‘s website.

It came out on Wednesdays.

It closed in July 2009 as part of a series of closures more widely across Trinity Mirror Midlands’ titles.