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Newspapers in Birmingham

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Birmingham City Council published its own newspaper, Forward (formerly The Birmingham Voice), until June 2009. Birmingham City Council is taking a break from producing a regular newspaper at the moment while it finds out more about what residents want from a council publication.

There are other Birmingham newspapers:

Title Address Telephone / Fax Number
Birmingham Mail
(Mon.- Sat. evenings)

Circulation 107,410 *
Birmingham Post & Mail
PO Box 18
Floor 6
Fort Dunlop, Fort Parkway
B24 9FF
Tel: 0121 236 3366
Birmingham Post
(Mon.- Sat. mornings)

Circulation 16,885 *
as above as above
Sunday Mercury

Circulation 85,934 *
as above as above
Sports Argus
(Saturday evenings)
as above as above
Birmingham News (free, Thursdays)

Distribution 158,199 *
as above
as above
Metro (free)

Circulation 84,847
as above as above
Birmingham Independent
(free, Fridays)

Distribution 87,000
Jubilee House4-10 Wheeleys RoadEdgbastonBirminghamB15 2LD Tel: 0121 446 1345

Fax: 0121 446 6565

Some districts of Birmingham have their own papers:

Title Address Telephone / Fax Number
Great Barr and Erdington Chronicle

Circulation 28,642 *
Express and Star Ltd.
Black Lake
West Bromwich
B70 0BQ
Tel: 0121 553 7171

Fax: 0121 553 4668
Great Barr and Erdington Observer

Circulation 31,775 *
Central Independent Newspapers Ltd.
Ventura Park Road
B78 3HB
Tel: 01827 848586

Fax: 01827 848511
Sutton Coldfield News
(free, Fridays)

Distribution 65,420 *
Midland Weekly Media
High Green Court
103-106 Newhall Street
WS11 1AB
Tel: 01543 501750
Fax: 01543 501748
Sutton Coldfield Obsever

Circulation 57,124 *
Central Independent Newspapers Ltd

(as Great Barr Observer)
(as Great Barr Observer)

A regional newspaper is also available, in a Birmingham Edition:

Title Address Telephone / Fax Number
Express & Star
(Mon.- Sat, evenings)

Circulation 163,543 *
West Midlands Express & Star Group
Shropshire Newspapers Ltd.
Tel: 01952 242424

Fax: 01952 222451

Back copies of these (and many local papers which are no longer published) are held at the Central Library.

If we have missed a paper, please tell us!

(*) Circulation figures quoted are from VFD/ABC (the official auditing company for all regional newspapers) for July-December 2003.

Birmingham Post and Mail Ltd.