It was founded in 1977 and is thus the oldest newspaper published by LSN Media Ltd (originally Local Sunday Newspapers Ltd), which in 2005 was acquired by Iliffe News & Media, part of the Yattendon Investment Trust; Iliffe became part of the new Local World media group at the end of 2012. The editorial offices are in Bedford.
At one stage it covered the entire county of Bedfordshire together with sister newspapers Luton on Sunday (with its companion title Dunstable on Sunday) and Leighton Buzzard on Sunday, thus making it the only county in the United Kingdom where every household received a free Sunday newspaper. However, Leighton Buzzard on Sunday switched to midweek publication in 2007 and became the (now defunct) Leighton Buzzard News, while the other two titles became the Luton & Dunstable Express – although Luton on Sunday was revived in 2010.
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