It was part of a South Durham sub-series of three in what was at one time the six-title Herald & Post freesheet series of newspapers founded in the 1960s and published by the Gazette Media Company, who also publish the Evening Gazette; the company’s part of the UK’s biggest newspaper publisher (as of the late 2000s), Trinity Mirror.
It was published on Thursdays. It had no website of its own; its web presence was through the Darlington news pages of the Gazette‘s website.
It was amalgamated with the South Durham Herald & Post in April 2009 to form the Darlington & South Durham Herald & Post. The other title in the sub-series, the North Yorkshire Herald & Post, closed in October 2008.