It was established in 1980. It’s published by NWN Media (formerly North Wales Newspapers), an independent publisher dating back over 200 years. Along with The Ellesmere Port Standard, it’s a companion title to NWN’s evening paid-for title for the area, the Chester edition of the Leader. All three share editorial offices in Chester; the Chester Standard shares a website with the Leader.
The Standard series – which also includes The Flintshire Standard – claims to have the largest free distribution in Chester, Ellesmere Port and Flintshire.
It comes out on Thursdays. A free e-edition is also available via the website.