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Southern Daily Echo

The Southern Daily Echo is a daily tabloid newspaper sold in Southampton and elsewhere in southern, western and mid-Hampshire, including Eastleigh, Fareham, Lymington and Winchester, as well as neighbouring parts of Wiltshire (including Salisbury) and the Isle of Wight.

It’s published by Newsquest (Southern) and based in editorial offices in Southampton.

It was founded in 1888 as the Southern Echo. Three years later it was renamed the Southern Echo and Bournemouth Telegraph, but it became the Southern Daily Echo in 1901. In 1958 it switched to evening publication and was accordingly renamed the Southern Evening Echo. It became simply The Echo in 1989, before reverting to its present title (and morning publication) in 1994.

There have been a number of local editions in the past, including Island, Solent, Winchester, Fareham and Forest & Waterside. By 2012 there were just two: the earlier Town & County edition, and the later City Final edition. Now there’s just one.

It has three News Extra companion weekly freesheets for Southampton, Eastleigh and Winchester, all launched in 2012.

  • Address:
  • Southern Daily Echo
    Newspaper House
    Test Lane

    SO16 9JX
  • Tel:
  • 023 8042 4777
  • Fax:
  • 023 8042 4545