It was founded in 1984 as the Walsall Trader & Star, as one of a series of freesheet companions to the Express & Star published by Express & Star Ltd (a subsidiary of the Midland News Association group). In 1986 it became simply the Walsall Chronicle and has retained that title ever since, apart from a spell from 1988 to 1996 when the whole series was published as local editions of a single The Chronicle title.
There are two local editions: one for Walsall itself, and one for Willenhall.
It comes out on Thursdays. There’s also an e-edition available free via the website.