The Chronicle originated over 150 years ago with the Middlesex Chronicle, which was founded in November 1858; the Hounslow edition was established in 1964 and took on its own separate identity in 1995 (initially as the Hounslow Borough Chronicle in April of that year, then as the Hounslow Chronicle from the following October).
It’s currently published by North Surrey & London Newspapers, a division of Trinity Mirror Southern, from editorial offices in Hammersmith.
There are three titles in the series:
- The Hounslow, Heston & Whitton Chronicle
(formerly the Hounslow & Heston Chronicle)
- The Brentford, Isleworth & Chiswick Chronicle
(formerly the Brentford & Isleworth Chronicle)
- The Feltham, Bedfont & Hanworth Chronicle
All three titles are almost entirely freesheets delivered to households, with just a few copies sold through the news trade ; the Feltham Chronicle was initially only available as a paid-for publication.
All three titles used to share the same website, with local community pages for each of the districts covered. They still do share a website, but since the beginning of October 2013 it has been a new one that serves for all Trinity Mirror Southern’s West London titles, following a pattern established for the Manchester Evening News and its stablemates the preceding January.
They all come out on Thursdays.