It was published by the Middlesbrough-based Gazette Media Company – part of Trinity Mirror‘s operations for North East England – who also publish the Evening Gazette. It was one of a Herald & Post series of four weekly freesheet companions to the Gazette.
It was founded in April 2009 with the amalgamation of the former Darlington Herald & Post and the South Durham Herald & Post. At one time there were actually three titles in a South Durham Herald & Post sub-series; the third title in the series, the North Yorkshire Herald & Post, ceased publication in October 2008.
It came out on Fridays.
It ceased publication in late November 2011. Archived e-editions are still available on the website.