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Northampton Chronicle & Echo

The Northampton Chronicle & Echo (nicknamed the “Chron”) is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in the town of Northampton and the surrounding countryside in south-western Northamptonshire to a rough radius of about eight miles, including the smaller towns of Daventry, Brackley and Towcester. (Its sister title, the Northamptonshire Telegraph, covers the north and east of the county.)

It was established in 1931 as the Chronicle & Echo; the name of the town was added in 1994. It emerged from two earlier titles, the Northampton Daily Chronicle and Evening Herald (founded 1880) and the Daily Echo (founded as the Northampton Daily Reporter in 1885, retitled as the Northampton Daily Reporter & Echo in 1906 and as the Northampton Daily Echo in 1908).

It’s published by Northamptonshire Newspapers, part of the nationwide Johnston Press group, from editorial offices in Northampton which it shares with its freesheet companion, the Northampton Mercury & Citizen.

It was an evening title until May 2012. However, Johnston Press announced that five of their evening titles would switch to weekly publication at the end of that month, with an increased page count and more features. At the same time, those newspapers’ websites would become the focus for up-to-date news, supported by iPad/iPhone apps, in a shift to more “platform-neutral” publication. The first weekly edition duly appeared on 31 May.

It comes out on Thursdays. It’s also available as an app in iOS, Android and Kindle format (by paid subscription).

  • Address:
  • Northampton Chronicle & Echo
    Upper Mounts
    NN1 3HR
  • Tel:
  • 01604 467000
  • Fax:
  • 01604 467180