It was created in January 2010 by the merger of the former Bridgwater Times (first published in 1846) and Burnham & Highbridge Times – but there were still separate Bridgwater and Burnham editions up until the paper’s closure. It was published by Mid Somerset News & Media, a branch of the Daily Mail & General Trust‘s regional newspaper publishing division, Northcliffe Media. The editorial offices were in Wells.
It had no website of its own; like all Northcliffe’s newspapers for Somerset, its presence was through the joint thisissomerset.co.uk website.
It came out on Thursdays.
It closed at the end of November 2011. Mid Somerset News & Media cited the more challenging economics of producing free newspapers as the reason for the closure.