Up until the end of May 2009 it was a freesheet companion to the Reading Evening Post. However, the Evening Post ceased publication at that point, and the Post became a mostly paid-for title, with a new freesheet companion, getreading.
Although it’s mostly a paid-for newspaper, nearly half of the print run is distributed free via pick-up points.
It’s published by Berkshire Press Ltd, a branch of Surrey & Berkshire Media, which became part of Trinity Mirror in March 2010 following its acquisition from the Guardian Media Group. The editorial offices are in Reading.
It’s published on Wednesdays.