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Kidderminster Chronicle (defunct)

The Kidderminster Chronicle was a weekly freesheet tabloid newspaper delivered to homes in the town of Kidderminster and other communities in the Wyre Forest district in northern Worcestershire, including the nearby towns of Stourport-on-Severn and Bewdley.

It was published by Wolverhampton-based Express & Star Ltd, a division of the Midland News Association, as part of its Chronicle series of companion freesheets to its evening paid-for title the Express & Star.

It was established in 1986 as a relaunch of the Kidderminster Trader and Chronicle, which had been founded as the Kidderminster, Bewdley and Stourport Trader in 1982. The main editorial offices were in Wolverhampton, but there was an office in Kidderminster too.

It had no website of its own; the link below is to the Kidderminster news pages of the Express & Star‘s website.

It came out on Thursdays. An e-edition was also available free on the website from the following Saturday.

It ceased publication in October 2012. MNA replaced it by distributing the Dudley & Wyre edition of the Express & Star free on Thursdays, replicating a model it had first implemented in Stafford in 2009 and which had led the Express & Star to become the most read local newspaper in that area.