It was founded in 1988 as part of an expansion of the News Shopper series (founded in 1965 in Orpington) under its owners at the time, Reed International, who had bought the series from the owners of the Surrey Advertiser in 1984. It’s been published by Newsquest (London) since 1996. The series’s editorial offices are in Petts Wood in Orpington.
All the News Shopper series share a common website; the link below is to the Greenwich news pages.
Although it’s fundamentally a freesheet, a very small number of copies (about one per cent) are sold through the news trade. A substantially higher number (perhaps eight per cent) are distributed through pickup points at estate agents, supermarkets and convenience stores.
It comes out on Wednesdays. An e-edition is also available on the website; registration is required, but it’s free. (For a time non-residents of the area were required to pay for access.)