Birmingham Mail

The Birmingham Mail (branded the Black Country Mail in the Black Country) is a tabloid newspaper based in Birmingham, England but distributed around Birmingham, the Black Country, and Solihull and parts of Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire. The newspaper was founded as the Birmingham Daily Mail in 1870[1] and was titled the Birmingham Evening Mail from 1967 until October 2005.[2] The Mail is published Monday to Saturday. The Sunday Mercury is a sister paper published on a Sunday.[3]

Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail
TypeDaily newspaper (Except Sundays)
Owner(s)Reach plc
EditorMarc Reeves
Founded1870 (as Birmingham Daily Mail)
Political alignmentNeutral, populist
CountryEngland, UK

The newspaper is owned by Reach plc,[4] who also own the Daily Mirror[5] and the Birmingham Post,[6] the weekly business tabloid sold in the Birmingham area. The current Birmingham Mail editor is Marc Reeves, who is also editor-in-chief of the Birmingham Post, the Sunday Mercury, and their sister website BirminghamLive.[7] The former editor of the newspaper was David Brookes,[8] who held the role from 2009 until 2014.

The print editor of the Birmingham Mail and the Sunday Mercury is Paul Cole.[9]

The daily circulation of the paper is 14,458, as of December 2018.[10]


  1. ^ "The Birmingham daily mail (sic)". Copac*. JISC. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  2. ^ "Trinity Mirror in major overhaul of Birmingham Mail". Campaign. 2005-10-03. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  3. ^ "Sunday Mercury wins newspaper of the year". Press Gazette. 2007-11-27. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  4. ^ "About Us". BirminghamLive. Reach plc. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  5. ^ "Our Newsbrands". Reach plc. Archived from the original on 2018-07-06. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  6. ^ "About Us". Birmingham Post. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  7. ^ "Marc Reeves". Birmingham Press Club. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  8. ^ Paul Linford (2014-11-20). "Reeves takes charge in new Trinity Mirror restructure". Retrieved 2018-07-06.
  9. ^ "Paul Cole". BirminghamLive. Reach plc. Retrieved 2018-07-06.
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