It was founded in 1894. Up until 2007 it bore the subtitle and Greasley, Awsworth, Newthorpe and Watnall News.
It’s published by Chesterfield-based Wilfred Edmunds (Derbyshire Times) Ltd, a branch of the Johnston Press group of regional newspaper publishers. The editorial offices are in Ilkeston and shared with the Ilkeston Advertiser; an office in Eastwood closed at the end of May 2011.
It underwent a facelift in May 2012.
It comes out on Fridays.