It was established in January 1889 as The Hinckley Times and Bosworth Herald and was originally published in two editions, on Friday and Saturday. It absorbed a local rival founded in 1922, the Hinckley Guardian and South Leicestershire Advertiser, at the end of 1925 and renamed itself accordingly The Hinckley Times & Guardian, Bosworth Herald & South Leicestershire Advertiser. The name was shortened at the beginning of 1958 to The Hinckley Times Guardian, Bosworth Herald, then to its present title in 1962. It celebrated its 120th anniversary in 2009.
It switched to tabloid format from broadsheet in 1984 and adopted computerised typesetting three years later.
It’s published by Coventry Newspapers, a branch of nationwide newspaper publishers Trinity Mirror‘s Midlands division. Its editorial offices are in Hinckley.
A sister weekly freesheet, the Hinckley Herald & Journal, ceased publication in 2011.
It comes out on Thursdays.