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South Shropshire Journal

The South Shropshire Journal is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in the former District of South Shropshire, including the towns of Ludlow, Bishop’s Castle, Craven Arms, Clun and Church Stretton.

Its roots lie in the Wellington Journal, first published in 1854 and renamed the Shropshire Journal in 1965. The South Shropshire Journal was launched in 1974. Apart from a spell from 1981 to 1986 when it was the Ludlow & South Shropshire Journal, it’s kept that name ever since.

It’s published by Shropshire Newspapers Ltd, who are based in Ketley in Telford; they’re a branch of Wolverhampton-based Midland News Association, who also publish the Express & Star. The editorial offices are in Ludlow.

It forms a two-title series together with the Mid-Wales Journal. A companion weekly freesheet for Ludlow itself, the Ludlow Journal, closed in July 2010 to boost the circulations of the SSJ and Shropshire Newspapers’ county-wide evening title, the Shropshire Star.

It comes out on Fridays.

  • Address:
  • South Shropshire Journal
    The Angel
    Broad Street

    SY8 1NG
  • Tel:
  • 01584 876311
  • Fax:
  • 01584 876134