It was launched in 1994 as the Bracknell & Wokingham Standard. In 2000 it split into two editions, one for the Bracknell area and one for Wokingham, and the newspaper was known as the Bracknell Forest & Wokingham Standard. The Wokingham edition became a totally separate entity, the Wokingham Times, in 2007.
It was published by Surrey & Berkshire Media, part of the Guardian Media Group until they sold it to Trinity Mirror in February 2010. The editorial offices were at S&B Media’s headquarters in Reading.
It came out on Thursdays.
It was replaced in late October 2013 by a new pickup freesheet with a much smaller circulation, The Bracknell Times.