It was founded in 1852 and has kept its original title throughout its existence. In 1858 it incorporated a Workington-based rival established the previous year, The Workington Times and the General Weekly Advertiser for West Cumberland.
It’s published by the CN Group (formerly Cumbrian Newspapers), who are based in Carlisle. The editorial offices are in Whitehaven.
It comes out on Thursdays. An e-edition’s also available by paid subscription.