It was founded in 2006 as one in a series of View from… community papers for western Dorset and southern Somerset that were published by View from Publishing Ltd (a subsidiary of Lyme Media & Events) up until April 2012, when they were taken over by Sir Ray Tindle’s family-owned independent newspaper company, Tindle Newspapers. They’re now published by Devon, Dorset and Somerset Series of Newspapers Ltd, a new subsidiary of Tindle Newspapers. Their founder, Philip Evans, became managing director of the new company, which has also taken over publication of Tindle’s existing Pulman’s View from… series based in Axminster.
The editorial offices are in Lyme Regis.
Up until August 2011, it was billed in its masthead as an “Edition of the View from Bridport”.
It comes out on Wednesdays. An e-edition’s also available on the website, along with archives stretching back to 2009.