It was founded in 1888 by the Sharman family and was owned by them, along with a number of other titles, until it was taken over in the 1980s by Eastern Counties Newspapers, now Archant. It’s published by their Archant Herts & Cambs division from editorial offices in March which are shared with Archant’s title for the western Fens, the Cambs Times.
Although it’s mostly a freesheet delivered to homes, about 15 per cent of each issue is sold through the news trade.
It comes out on Fridays. A free e-edition’s also available on the website.