South Wales Echo

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South Wales Echo
South Wales Echo.jpg

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Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Trinity Mirror
Editor Tim Gordon
Founded 1884
Language English
Headquarters 6 Park Street,
Cardiff, Wales
Circulation 32,754 (January-June 2011)[1]

The South Wales Echo is a daily tabloid newspaper published in Cardiff, Wales and distributed throughout the surrounding area.


Front page of the 1880 copy
Thomson House

The newspaper was founded in 1884 and was based in Thomson House, Cardiff city centre. It is published by Media Wales Ltd (formerly Western Mail & Echo Ltd), part of the Trinity Mirror group. In 2008 Media Wales moved from Thomson House next to Six Park Street, opposite the Millennium Stadium.

Two editions are published: News Extra for morning sales and City Final for evening sales. There is also a Weekend edition published every Saturday.

Among many other well known writers, novelist Ken Follett, science writer Brian J. Ford, cartoonist Gren Jones, journalist Sue Lawley[2] and news reader Michael Buerk, have spent part of their careers with the Echo.

Echo Extra[edit]

Echo Extra is a free weekly newspaper, launched in July 2009. It replaced the Cardiff Post and is distributed to 52,000 homes, with distribution focused on the Cardiff suburbs of Whitchurch, Llandaff, Cyncoed and Rhiwbina.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ABC figures: How the regional dailies performed". HoldTheFrontPage (UK). 31 August 2011. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Gibson, Owen (2006-08-25). "The Guardian profile: Sue Lawley". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  3. ^ Trinity Mirror - Echo Extra

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