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Northants Mercury & Citizen (defunct)

The Northants Mercury & Citizen was a weekly freesheet tabloid newspaper for northern and eastern Northamptonshire, covering Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough, Rushden and nearby smaller towns and villages.

It was formed at the end of August 2008 by the merger of three of Northamptonshire Newspapers’ (part of the Johnston Press empire of regional newspaper publishers) titles: the Wellingborough & Rushden Mercury & Citizen, the Kettering Mercury & Citizen and the Corby Mercury & Citizen.

It had neither editorial offices nor a website of its own; both were shared with Northamptonshire Newspapers’ paid-for weekly newspaper for the area, the Kettering-based Northamptonshire Telegraph.

It came out on Thursdays.

In 2011 it was briefly renamed simply the Northants Citizen. (The parallel freesheet for southern and western Northamptonshire, the Northampton Mercury & Citizen, became the Northampton Mercury at the same time.) It resumed its original name before finally closing in the second half of 2012.