It was launched in 1990. It’s published by Leicester Mercury Group Ltd, part of the Northcliffe Media group of regional newspapers, which in turn was part of the Daily Mail & General Trust until November 2012 but is now the major constituent of the Local World group. It’s the local freesheet companion to its paid-for daily title for the whole county, the Leicester Mercury. The editorial offices are in Leicester.
It has no website of its own; its web presence is through the Mercury‘s website.
It comes out on Thursdays.