It was established in 1855. It’s published by Newsquest (North West). The editorial offices are in Bolton.
Besides the main edition, there’s a sister edition for Radcliffe, the Radcliffe Times. (A local sub-edition for Ramsbottom and Tottington was discontinued in 2010.) There’s also a companion freesheet, the Bury Journal.
It comes out on Thursdays. An e-edition’s also available by paid subscription – the free release from the following Sunday at noon has now been withdrawn.