It was founded in 1921. It’s published by Post Newspapers, part of the Archant London branch of the Archant media group. The editorial offices are in Ilford.
It was formerly the lead title in a three-newspaper series for eastern Outer London and south-western Essex, but the Ilford & Redbridge Weekly Post and the Thurrock & Lakeside Post have now closed.
It comes out on Wednesdays. An e-edition is available free online.