The Leader (Welsh newspaper)

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The Leader
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) Gannett
Founded October 1973
Language English
Headquarters Mold, Wales
A previous Evening Leader logo, from the Wrexham Edition
Former Evening Leader logo, 1973-2006

The Leader (formerly 'The Wrexham Evening Leader') is a daily newspaper in Wales which is distributed on weekday mornings, combining both local and national news.

There are two Leader editions in the north-east of Wales: in Wrexham and Flintshire and one across the border in Chester, England.

It costs 70 pence and is produced from an office in Mold. It was sold to Gannett by NWN Media in September 2017. JICREG data from November 2015 show a circulation of 2,567 in Wrexham and 1,935 in Wrexham Rural.[1] NWN titles de-registered from ABC measurement in 2015.

The Leader celebrated 40 years of publishing in October 2013, having launched the first edition in October 1973.

On Fridays, the Wrexham Leader is produced, which is a free broadsheet edition, including advertisements and commercials for local businesses.

On 3 April 2006, the Leader underwent a style change, and changed its logo to a new, more modern style. The old font and style had been used since the newspaper began.

From 14 September 2009, the paper shifted from being an evening paper called 'The Evening Leader' to a morning paper entitled 'The Leader' and adopted the current masthead.[2]


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  2. ^ Jones, Tamlyn (2009-11-01). "Evening newspaper switches to overnight printing". Hold the Front page. Retrieved 9 February 2010. 

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