It was founded in March 1984 as the Bangor & Anglesey Weekly News but changed title to become the Bangor & Anglesey Mail the following year. It dropped the & Anglesey in August 2011. At the same time it switched from being a mostly-freesheet, part-paid-for title to an entirely paid-for title, bucking the trend among Britain’s local newspapers towards the freesheet business model.
It’s part of a two-title series together with the Holyhead Mail, with which it used to share a website. However, its theonlinemail.co.uk URL has now been superseded by the Bangor page of the Daily Post‘s website.
It comes out on Wednesdays.