It was founded in 1982 and published by Lincolnshire Media Ltd, who also publish the paid-for weekly tabloid newspaper the Lincolnshire Echo. Lincolnshire Media is a subsidiary of Northcliffe Media, which in turn was part of the Daily Mail & General Trust before becoming part of the new Local World group in November 2012.
It had no website of its own; the link below is to Northcliffe’s thisislincolnshire.co.uk portal website.
The editorial offices were in Lincoln.
It came out on Thursdays.
The Target ceased publication in mid-July 2012, with the launch of the new West Lincolnshire edition of the Lincolnshire Echo.