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Ludlow Journal (defunct)

The Ludlow Journal was a weekly freesheet tabloid newspaper delivered free to homes in the market town of Ludlow and elsewhere in the southernmost reaches of South Shropshire, including the towns of Craven Arms and Cleobury Mortimer. It was also distributed in neighbouring parts of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, including Leominster and Tenbury Wells.

It was launched in October 1985 by the Midland News Association‘s Telford-based division Shropshire Newspapers Ltd, who also publish the evening tabloid the Shropshire Star. It was a companion to their paid-for weekly for the Ludlow area, the South Shropshire Journal. The editorial offices were collocated with the SSJ‘s in Ludlow.

It came out on Fridays.

It was absorbed into the SSJ in July 2010, as part of a move to boost that paper and the Star.