The Hexham Courant is a weekly newspaper serving primarily the area known as Tynedale in Northumberland. First published in 1864, it now reaches around 45,000 people every week. The paper focuses on local issues and people and provides news from local events including sporting activities. There is a classified advertisement section and a letters page. The full name of the newspaper is Hexham Courant incorporating Alston Herald, Hexham Herald, Haltwhistle Herald and Haltwhistle Echo, as shown on the final page of the newspaper (10 January 2014 edition).