It was founded in 1827 as the North Wales Chronicle, and General Advertiser. In September 1987 it changed title to the Bangor Chronicle, changing again to the Bangor-Anglesey Chronicle just a fortnight later. From 1988 to 1996 it was simply the Chronicle. It then split into two editions, the Bangor & Caernarfon Chronicle – from 2001 the Gwynedd Chronicle and the Ynys Môn Chronicle. Both were reunited as a single edition in 2005.
Since the 1960s it’s been owned by NWN Media (formerly North Wales Newspapers), an independent family-owned publisher based in Mold near Wrexham that celebrated its bicentenary in 2009. The editorial offices are in Bangor.
Although it’s a freesheet, a very small number of issues (just over one per cent of the print run) are sold over the counter at newsagents.
It comes out on Thursdays. An e-edition is also available free on the website.