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The Reading Chronicle is an English local weekly newspaper covering Reading in Berkshire and surrounding areas, starting off as the Berkshire Chronicle.

Reading Chronicle
TypeWeekly newspaper
EditorSamantha Harman
HeadquartersReading, Berkshire



The paper is published each Thursday with two distinct geographical editions; the Reading Chronicle itself, and the Woodley and Earley Chronicle. Each edition has some local content relating to its target area, but much of the content is common. The paper was formerly broadsheet, but switched to a compact, tabloid format in March 2009. The previous supplements, including the weekly entertainment section The Guide and monthly Business Review are included inside the paper, as is the Property Chronicle.

The Reading Chronicle also publishes a weekly free paper, the Reading Midweek (formerly the Chronicle Extra) with an extra copy of the Property Chronicle, delivered on a Wednesday.


The paper covers an area extending to Goring-on-Thames to the north, Bucklebury to the west, Mortimer to the south, and Twyford and Winnersh to the east.


The Group Editor for Newsquest Berkshire & Buckinghamshire is Samantha Harman. The Commercial Director of Newsquest Berkshire is Dene Tonna. The MD is Chris Moore


Berkshire Media Group (BMG)[1] bought the Reading Chronicle from Trinity Mirror in 2007. BMG also published the Newbury and Thatcham Chronicle, the Bracknell News, the Slough & Windsor Observer and several free newspapers. The group was a subsidiary of Clyde and Forth Press, an independent newspaper company headed by Deirdre Romanes, based in Dunfermline, Scotland. The Romanes companies went into receivership after the death of Deirdre Romanes and were acquired by management and Lloyds Bank under the name Romanes Media in 2012.[2] Newsquest acquired Romanes Media in 2015.[3][4] These papers are now owned by Newsquest and come under the Newsquest Berkshire/Buckinghamshire umbrella.

Polish editionEdit

On 12 October 2006 the Chronicle was accompanied by a 6-page Polish edition, titled Kronika Reading.



  1. ^ "Contact". Reading Chronicle. 16 April 2014. Archived from the original on 30 June 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  2. ^ Management buyout saves Dunfermline Press group
  3. ^ Newsquest acquires 29 more newspapers as it buys Greenock Telegraph publisher Romanes
  4. ^ Cost-cutting Newsquest/Gannett goes on the acquisition trail

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