It was established in 1979. It’s published by Newsquest (Midlands South), who are based in Worcester, and is part of a three-title series together with the Dudley News and the Halesowen News. The editorial offices for the series are in Stourbridge.
A much older title, the County Express, was dropped from the masthead in 2010.
It comes out on Thursdays. A free e-edition’s also available on the website. Unusually for a freesheet, there are also free apps for iPad/iPhone, Android and Kindle devices.