The Citizen
TypeWeekly (from 12 October 2017) newspaper, formerly six-day-a-week
Owner(s)Reach plc
PublisherGloucestershire Media
HeadquartersGloucester, England
Circulation2,614 (as of 2023)[1]
The former logo of The Citizen.
The former offices of The Citizen, Gloucester.

The Gloucester Citizen is a local British weekly newspaper covering the areas of Gloucester, Stroud and the Forest of Dean. It was a six-day-a-week newspaper until it went weekly in October 2017.[2] The Gloucester Citizen is headquartered at Gloucester Quays along with its sister newspaper the Gloucestershire Echo.[3] The editor from 2017 to 2020 was Rachael Sugden.[4]


The newspaper was originally founded on 9 April 1722 as The Gloucester Journal.[5] The Citizen first appeared on 1 May 1876.[6]


The Gloucester Citizen is a former daily (six days per week) newspaper which went weekly from the October 12, 2017 issue, publishing on Thursdays. Before the changed frequency, it had a Saturday edition containing the Weekend magazine. There was also a Forest of Dean edition of the newspaper which was released on a Wednesday. The Pink 'Un, focusing on the sport side of the county, was a supplement which came out each Monday with the newspaper and Citizen People focusing on the individual local communities also releases on Monday.


In 2012, Local World acquired owner Northcliffe Media from Daily Mail and General Trust.[7] In 2015, Trinity Mirror bought Local World's newspapers and online services.

See also


  1. ^ "Gloucester Citizen". Audit Bureau of Circulations (UK). 5 February 2024. Retrieved 2 March 2024.
  2. ^ Live, Gloucestershire (12 September 2017). "Citizen and Echo newspapers to go weekly". gloucestershirelive. Retrieved 9 July 2020.
  3. ^ Linford, Paul. "Dailies-turned-weeklies move to new Quayside premises". Hold the Front Page. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
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  5. ^ "Newspapers" (PDF). Gloucestershire Archives Hb. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  6. ^ The Citizen by John Lovell. Retrieved 2 September 2011.
  7. ^ Daily Mail sells regional newspapers to Local World BBC News, 21 November 2012. Retrieved 20 April 2013.