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Wellington Weekly News

The Wellington Weekly News is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in the Somerset town of Wellington and its surrounding area, within a quadrilateral the corners of which are marked roughly by Wiveliscombe to the north-west, Monckton Heathfield to the north-east, Churchingford to the south-east and Peverell to the south-west.

It was founded in 1860 as Corner’s Wellington Weekly News, an independent publication by local businessman Richard Corner, but became part of the Northcliffe empire from 1944 to 2006. It was a broadsheet for most of its existence until 2000; the exception was a switch to tabloid forced by newsprint shortages in the Second World War and reversed only in 1959.

It’s now published by the Tindle Newspapers group, who have a regional office in Taunton. Its editorial offices are in Wellington.

It comes out on Wednesdays. An e-edition is also available through the website by paid subscription.

  • Address:
  • Wellington Weekly News
    26 High Street
    TA21 8RA
  • Tel:
  • 01823 664633
  • Fax:
  • 01823 665793