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A new newspaper is launching in Lichfield and Burntwood, it has been confirmed.

The Chronicle Week will have 14,000 copies available each Thursday from 1st October.

Chronicle Week newspaper

It will be published by MNA Media, owners of the Express & Star.

Editor-in-chief Martin Wright said:

“Lichfield is a busy, vibrant city and we know there’s an appetite for it to have its own newspaper.

“Our reporters are keen to get cracking on the stories that matter most to the people in and around this stunning historical city.”

The launch follows the demise of the Lichfield Mercury, which was axed by Reach PLC in August.

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  1. As we understand it, the paper is aiming to reach all communities in the district, although the 14,000 copies figure suggests it may not reach all corners.

  2. Excellent news for all the parents who have been struggling to protect their surfaces when the kids do arts and crafts since the demise of the Mercury.

  3. There is an easy benchmark for whether this newspaper will be a success.

    How long will it take Cllr Wilcox to demand it “stopped” from publishing the news?

    I wish the new venture every success.

  4. Thanks Ross,

    I do think 14,000 copies would suggest otherwise which will be very unfortunate but it would not be a shock if the rural communities were overlooked with such publications and the all very important distribution.

  5. Thought of a proper local paper is wonderful circulation of 14K but it is hardly going to touch the approx 34K residents – but a proper paper. My slight misgiving is the “reporting” of events from previous years of E & S reporters. Fingers crossed things have changed.

  6. Too late, gone in the recycling bin. A load of news from a few days ago and then a very bizarre rant against the EU for stealing food from British children and another diatribe in favour of Boris the saviour in the letters page and I gave up.

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