It was launched in the late 1980s and was published by Greater Manchester Weekly Newspapers, a branch of MEN Media, which is itself has been a division of Trinity Mirror since they bought it from the Guardian Media Group in March 2010.
The editorial offices were in Eccles until May 2009, when MEN consolidated their editorial operations at their headquarters in central Manchester. They moved again in September 2010 after the Trinity Mirror takeover, to Chadderton on the outskirts of Oldham.
It was originally a freesheet, but was relaunched as a paid-for title in mid-August 2011 as part of a shake-up which also saw the North & East Manchester Advertiser switch to paid-for distribution and saw the closure of the Macclesfield Times series and the Rochdale Express.
It came out on Thursdays.
It ceased publication at the end of September 2012 after MEN Media decided it was no longer commercially viable.