It was founded in 2007 on the model of the Darlington & Stockton Times and is Durham’s only paid-for weekly title. It’s published by Newsquest (Yorkshire & North East) from editorial offices in Darlington.
Although Newsquest describe it as primarily a paid-for title, nearly half its weekly circulation is either delivered free to readers of national dailies or given away free to readers within Durham City.
It has a Twitter feed, but only for sports news.
It comes out on Fridays.