It was founded in 1997. It’s published by Newsquest (North London). The editorial offices moved in 2013 from Hendon to Watford, where they’re collocated with the Watford Observer and with Newsquest’s three-title Times group for Barnet, Edgware and Hendon.
A tiny fraction of the distribution (fewer than 0.5 per cent) was sold through the news trade until fairly recently, but that has now stopped. On the other hand, a substantial proportion – nearly a quarter – is now distributed at pickup points in supermarkets, libraries and a DIY/garden centre.
It comes out on Thursdays. An e-edition’s also available free on the website.