It was founded in 1832. It’s now published by Newsquest (Midlands South), and is one of the top ten UK local weekly paid-for newspapers in circulation terms – no mean achievement, considering that Herefordshire is one of England’s least populous counties. The editorial offices are in Hereford.
In 1996 it absorbed a local newspaper, the Leominster Advertiser, which had been part of the Ludlow Advertiser series. (The Times bore the legend “incorporating the Leominster Advertiser” in its masthead at least until 2006.)
It courted controversy in February 2013 when it increased its cover price by 50 per cent from 80p to £1.20.
It comes out on Thursdays – in two editions, North and South, since 1967.