It was founded in 1963. From 1974 to 1993 its title was simply The Courier.
It’s published by Lancashire Evening Post Ltd, part of the North West division of the UK-wide Johnston Press group of regional newspaper publishers. The editorial offices are in Garstang.
It shares its offices with a sister newspaper, the Longridge News, which covers the nearby town of Longridge and the surrounding parts of the Ribble Valley. Since mid-2012 it’s shared an editor with the Lancaster Guardian.
It comes out on Wednesdays.