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Oldham Evening Chronicle

The Oldham Evening Chronicle is an evening tabloid newspaper sold in the town and Metropolitan Borough of Oldham in Greater Manchester (formerly Lancashire), including the smaller towns of Failsworth, Royton, Shaw and Chadderton.

It was originally founded in 1854 as a weekly title, the Oldham Chronicle. The Monday-Saturday evening edition started in 1880 and ran alongside the weekly version for over a century, until 1982, when the weekly version became the Oldham Chronicle Weekend freesheet.

It’s published by independent publishers Hirst, Kidd & Rennie Ltd, from their offices in Oldham.

There are two companion weekly freesheet tabloids:

The Chronicle comes out every evening from Monday to Friday. An e-edition is also available (by paid subscription).

  • Address:
  • Oldham Extra
    PO Box 47
    172 Union Street
    OL1 1EQ
  • Tel:
  • 0161 633 2121
  • Fax:
  • 0161 627 0905