North Wales Leader goes six days a week with launch of first ever Saturday edition

North Wales daily The Leader is launching a Saturday print edition for first time in newspaper’s 44-year publishing history.

The new sixth edition of the Newsquest-owned title, which is based in Mold and covers Wrexham and Flintshire, launches on 4 August.

The 96-page paper will include a seven day TV guide, fashion section, local walks, food and drink, gardening and travel as well as local news and sport.

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Susan Perry, Newsquest group editor for north Wales, told its Behind Local News blog: “These are challenging times for newspapers – so to be able to launch a sixth edition and offer our readers an improved print service is fantastic.

“And at an introductory cost of just 60p we will really be offering readers a complete news package at an affordable price.”

The Leader launched as a daily paper 44 years ago, but this will be the first time a Saturday edition is published.

The Chester edition of The Leader was closed by Newsquest in January this year following their takeover of NWN Media in 2017.

Picture: Behind Local News

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1 thought on “North Wales Leader goes six days a week with launch of first ever Saturday edition”

  1. Encouragingly breaking the Mo(u)ld of the current trend towards reduced print publication.

    However, the sentence “The Leader launched as a daily paper 44 years ago, but this will be the first time a Saturday edition is published” is contradictory: if it had not previously appeared on Saturdays, it was not daily, even in the standard six-days-a-week newspaper sense.

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