It’s part of a series of News Shopper titles founded in 1965 (the series is the oldest freesheet in London) covering south-eastern London and north-western Kent. An edition for Sidcup was started in 1966 (adding Eltham from 1970), followed by another for Bexleyheath and Welling in 1967. A reorganisation at the beginning of 1992 saw Eltham split off from Sidcup and the creation of a Sidcup & Bexley edition; this merged with the Bexleyheath & Welling edition in 2004 to form the Bexley News Shopper.
The series has been owned by Newsquest (London) since 1996.
The series’ editorial offices are in Petts Wood in Orpington, in the London Borough of Bromley.
It comes out on Wednesdays. An e-edition’s also available via the website – it used to be free to local residents only, but is now generally available, although you have to register for it.