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Chronicle eXTRA – Newcastle (defunct)

The Chronicle eXTRA – Newcastle was a weekly freesheet tabloid newspaper for the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and its suburbs (including Byker, Heaton, Jesmond, Gosforth, Blakelaw, Fenham, Benwell, Scotswood, East Denton, Newburn, Throckley and Walbottle), as well as the outlying villages of Dinnington, Brunswick Village and Hazlerigg.

It was published by NCJ Media, part of the nationwide Trinity Mirror group. It was a companion to their evening tabloid for the North East of England, the Evening Chronicle. The editorial offices were in Newcastle.

It was founded in 1989 as the Newcastle Herald & Post, but changed its name when all the Tyneside and Northumbrian editions of the Herald & Post were relaunched as the Chronicle eXTRA series in 2007.

It came out on Wednesdays.

The Chronicle eXTRA series newspapers had no websites of their own; the link below is to the Evening Chronicle’s website.

As of 2008 there were seven Chronicle eXTRA newspapers. However, three of them closed in the autumn of that year, and the North Tyneside and South Tyneside editions followed suit in July 2009, leaving only the Chronicle eXTRA – Newcastle and the Chronicle eXTRA – Gateshead. They followed the rest of the series out of print in early 2012.