It was founded in 1860. It’s published by Newsquest (North West) from editorial offices in Northwich.
Until the end of June 2013 there were four separate titles in a group of Guardian weekly tabloid newspapers for Cheshire, of which the Northwich Guardian was the lead title; the others were:
The latter two had already merged in print in 2009, but retained separate websites and e-editions; those websites (and indeed the social media presences) remained active following the merger with the Northwich Guardian, although the separate e-editions ceased. The Knutsford Guardian is still in existence.
It comes out on Wednesdays. There’s also an e-edition available by paid subscription.