The group’s origins lie with the Pontypool Free Press, founded in 1859 as the Pontypool Free Press and Herald of the Hills. It took the title Free Press of Monmouthshire from 1909 onwards. A Chepstow edition started in 1980, and by the 2000s there were four editions:
- Abergavenny Free Press
- Chepstow Free Press
- Monmouth Free Press
- Pontypool Free Press
The Chepstow edition had the largest circulation by some distance, followed by the Pontypool edition, with the Monmouth and Abergavenny editions bringing up the rear on more or less the same numbers.
The group’s part of Newsquest (Wales).
Both editions come out on Wednesdays.