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Gloucestershire Echo

The Gloucestershire Echo is a daily tabloid newspaper sold on Mondays to Saturdays in the spa town of Cheltenham and widely throughout central, northern and eastern Gloucestershire, including the towns of Tewkesbury, Cirencester and the Cotswold towns of Stow-on-the-Wold, Moreton-in-Marsh and Chipping Campden, as well as Evesham in south-eastern Worcestershire.

Its first issue was published on New Year’s Day 1873, but it didn’t adopt its present name until 1882 – in the intervening years it was published as the Cheltenham Express Telegram, the Evening Express Telegram, and finally the Evening Telegram (with a Saturday edition called the Evening Telegram and Express). Northcliffe Newspapers bought it in 1929 and assigned it to their Cheltenham Newspaper Co. Ltd; it’s now published by the Gloucestershire Media Group (part of Northcliffe Media, formerly the regional newspapers division of the Daily Mail & General Trust but part of the Local World media group since the end of 2012). The editorial offices are in Cheltenham.

Until 1985 it was a broadsheet.

It used to share Northcliffe’s portal website with The Citizen, The Forester and the Stroud Life. However, Local World decided in early 2013 to launch “publisher-branded” websites for Northcliffe newspapers; the Echo‘s went live in early May of that year.

A separate ‘Tewkesbury Extra’ edition covers that town.

  • Address:
  • Gloucestershire Echo
    Third Floor
    St James’s House
    St James’s Square

    GL50 3PR
  • Tel:
  • 01242 278000
  • Fax:
  • 01242 271704