Birmingham Mail

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Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail.svg
TypeDaily newspaper (Except Sundays)
Format Tabloid
Owner(s) Reach plc
EditorGraeme Brown
Founded1870 (as Birmingham Daily Mail)
Political alignment Populist [ citation needed ]
City Birmingham
CountryEngland, UK
Circulation 14,458

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] in April of 1963 it became known as the Birmingham Evening Mail and Despatch after merging with the Birmingham Evening Despatch [2] and was titled the Birmingham Evening Mail from 1967 until October 2005. [3] The Mail is published Monday to Saturday. The Sunday Mercury is a sister paper published on a Sunday. [4]

The newspaper is owned by Reach plc, [5] who also own the Daily Mirror [6] and the Birmingham Post , [7] the weekly business tabloid sold in the Birmingham area. The current Birmingham Mail editor is Graeme Brown, who is also editor-in-chief of the Birmingham Post, the Sunday Mercury, and their sister website BirminghamLive.[ citation needed ] A former editor is Marc Reeves, [8] and another previous editor of the newspaper was David Brookes, [9] who held the role from 2009 until 2014.

The daily circulation of the paper is 14,458, as of December 2018. [10] [ needs update ] However, the digital arm, under the BirminghamLive banner, is regularly visited by more than 15 million people a month, generating more than 50 million page impressions.[ citation needed ]

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