It was founded in 1985 as the Mid Devon Star, but changed to its present title in December 2012 (although the website’s masthead still bears the old title). At the same time its circulation area expanded to include Wellington; an earlier freesheet The Star, which covered Taunton and Wellington, ceased publication at the same time.
It’s published by Newsquest (South West), the division of the Newsquest Media Group for the region. The editorial offices are in Taunton.
It comes out on Fridays. An e-edition’s available online through the website.