Its origins lie in the Ilminster Monthly Journal founded by Lyme Media & Events in February 2010. The success of that publication led Lyme to launch the Weekender after just seven issues, which they did in October 2010.
In April 2012 Tindle Newspapers took over Lyme and set up a new subsidiary company, Devon, Dorset and Somerset Series of Newspapers Ltd, to publish Lyme’s titles as well as Tindle’s own Pulman’s View From… series of freesheets for East Devon. All titles share a common website; the Dorset and Somerset titles share editorial offices in Lyme Regis.
It comes out on Fridays. An e-edition’s available free from the website.