|Type||Weekly regional newspaper|
|Owner(s)||Midland News Association|
|Founded||23 November 1772|
|Sister newspapers||North Shropshire Chronicle|
The paper averages 96 pages a week including five pages of news, eight pages of sport, two pages of entertainment, two or three pages of letters and seven pages of classifieds advertisements. It also features a 48-page property supplement. The associated website is shrewsburychronicle.com.
The editor of the Shrewsbury Chronicle is Kim Bennett, who took over from John Butterworth in 2009. The newspaper is the sister edition of the North Shropshire Chronicle and is published by the independently-owned Midland News Association.
Founded by a drapery salesman, Thomas Wood, the Shrewsbury Chronicle was first published on Monday 23 November 1772 - more than 20 years before The Times and before the county was mapped for the first time. In the early days the paper covered national, international and local news covering such major news stories as the death of Nelson, the American War of Independence and the Crimean War.
The newspaper, which began when George III was on the throne, has been publishing during the reigns of nine monarchs. It even came out as a daily paper for just under a fortnight during the General Strike of 1926.
Over the centuries the paper has had many different offices around Shrewsbury, but it is now based in Abbey Foregate, opposite the town’s historic abbey.
In recent years the paper has increased its circulation by nearly 23 per cent from just under 15,000 to almost 19,000 - its highest circulation for 20 years. The paper has also made its mark in the newspaper industry winning numerous awards and being shortlisted in seven national finals.
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