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Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express

The Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in the towns of Hemsworth and South Elmsall and surrounding areas in the Metropolitan Borough of the City of Wakefield in West Yorkshire, including the smaller towns of South Kirkby, Badsworth and Brierley.

It was founded in 1913 as The South Elmsall & Hemsworth Express. The order of the two towns in the title was reversed in 1973.

It’s published by the Yorkshire Weekly Newspaper Group, the local division of nationwide publishers of regional newspapers Johnston Press, who also publish the Wakefield Express. But it’s a title in its own right rather than a sub-edition; it has its own website. Its editorial office was formerly in South Elmsall, but it now shares with the Pontefract & Castleford Express in Pontefract.

Until 2010 it had a freesheet companion, a local edition of the Midweek Extra; but that’s now ceased publication.

It comes out on Thursdays.

  • Address:
  • Hemsworth and South Elmsall Express
    1 Front Street
    WF8 1BL
  • Tel:
  • 01977 642214
  • Fax:
  • 01977 794901