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Didcot Herald

The Didcot Herald is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in and around the town of Didcot in central southern Oxfordshire.

It’s published by Newsquest (Oxfordshire) as part of a Herald series for southern Oxfordshire that also covers Abingdon, Wantage and Wallingford. The editorial offices are in Oxford; a district office in Didcot has now closed.

It originated with a supplement issued with the North Berks Herald from 1933 to 1939, the Didcot Advertiser; the supplement merged with the main newspaper in 1939, forming the North Berks Herald and Didcot Advertiser. In 1961 it became a fully-fledged separate newspaper in its own right under the Didcot Advertiser title; it adopted its present-day title in 1974.

The Herald series underwent a facelift, with more news and reporting staff – and a 55 per cent price rise, from 45p to 70p – at the beginning of July 2013.

It comes out on Thursdays.

  • Address:
  • Didcot Herald
    Osney Mead
    OX2 0EJ
  • Tel:
  • 01865 425262
  • Fax:
  • 01865 452257