The Leader (formerly 'The Wrexham Evening Leader') is a daily newspaper in Wales which is distributed on weekday mornings, combining both local and national news.
There are two Leader editions in the north-east of Wales: in Wrexham and Flintshire and one across the border in Chester, England.
It costs 55 pence and is produced from a Mold industrial site. It is owned by NWN Media JICREG data from November 2015 show a circulation of 2,567 in Wrexham and 1,935 in Wrexham Rural, with Chester having just 9 copies sold. NWN titles de-registered from ABC measurement in 2015.
The Leader celebrated 40 years of publishing in October 2013, having launched the first edition in October 1973.
On Fridays, the Wrexham Leader is produced, which is a free broadsheet edition, but it heavily laden with advertisements and commercials for local businesses.
On 3 April 2006, the Leader underwent a style change, and changed its logo to a new, more modern style. The old font and style had been used since the newspaper began.
From 14 September 2009, the paper shifted from being an evening paper called 'The Evening Leader' to a morning paper entitled 'The Leader' and adopted the current masthead.