It first appeared in 1986 as the Dinnington and District Guardian, and was followed by the Maltby and District Guardian the following year; the two merged in 1992 as the Dinnington & Maltby Guardian, which in turn became the Dinnington and Maltby edition of a single Guardian title in 1993, merged with the Worksop Guardian (which became the Bassetlaw edition). It regained its separate identity in 2011.
Like its parent newspaper, it’s published by North Notts Newspapers (a branch of the nationwide publishers of regional papers, Johnston Press). The editorial offices are in Worksop; the earlier local office in Dinnington has closed.
A companion weekly freesheet, the Dinnington & Maltby Trader, ceased publication in 2011.
It comes out on Fridays.