It was founded in 1863. It was latterly published by Bristol News and Media, part of the Daily Mail & General Trust‘s regional newspaper publishing division, Northcliffe Media. The editorial offices were originally in Clevedon, but later moved to Bristol.
It had no website of its own; its web presence was through Northcliffe’s portal website for the area, thisissomerset.co.uk.
It came out on Thursdays.
It ceased publication in April 2012 as part of Northcliffe’s trend towards local community websites as a replacement for local newspapers.