It was published by Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales Ltd as a companion to the paid-for weekly tabloids the Runcorn Weekly News and the Widnes Weekly News. It had no website of its own; its online presence was through the paid-for newspapers’ website.
It came out on Fridays.
It was launched in 1989 as a replacement for the Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News Extra founded in 1984. It was itself replaced by the Weekly News Xtra in 2009.