It was launched in 1980. From 1984 to 1987 it was entitled World in Widnes, Hale and Cronton.
It was published by World Group Newspapers, a branch of Newsquest’s Cheshire/Merseyside division. It was part of a two-title group of newspapers together with the Runcorn World, with which it shared a website.
Although it was a freesheet, a very small fraction of issues were sold through the news trade.
It came out on Wednesdays.