Rugby Observer

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The Rugby Observer[1] is a free weekly newspaper covering Rugby town in Warwickshire, England, and its surrounding villages.

Since the launch of the paper in 1991 it has become the town's best-read local newspaper with a weekly readership of 163,136 which circulates every Thursday,[2] which is over 12,000[2] more than its nearest rival.

The Rugby Observer[3] is part of Observer Standard Newspapers which was set up in 1989 by current owners Chris and Pat Bullivant.[4] The company is now called Bullivant Media LTD.

The current editorial team at the Rugby Observer and its sister title the Lutterworth Observer comprises Editor in Chief Ian Hughes, deputy editor Andy Morris and Bullivant Media's Warwickshire & West Midlands area chief photographer Jon Mullis.

The Lutterworth Observer[5] is a sister paper of the Rugby Observer and the editorial is produced at the same office located at 45, The Parade Leamington Spa, the central office for Bullivant Media's Warwickshire and West Midlands titles.


  1. ^ Rugby Observer website
  2. ^ a b Official JICREG stats
  3. ^ Observer Standard Newspapers website
  4. ^ History of OSN
  5. ^ Lutterworth Observer website