It was founded in Bala in 1860 as the Merioneth Herald but took on its present name in 1864. It’s been owned by the Tindle Newspapers group since 1998 and claims to be Wales’s largest circulating paid-for newspaper.
There are currently five local editions:
- Arfon & Dwyfor
- Machynlleth & Llanidloes
The three southern editions go to press on Tuesday; the two Gwynedd editions (Meirionnydd and Arfon & Dwyfor) on Wednesday. E-editions of all five (as well as the County Echo and Y Cymro) are available on the website.
The Cambrian News used to have several local websites but now has a single site for the whole distribution area, with community news sections for the various localities.