It was founded in 1989. It’s published by Media Wales Ltd (formerly Western Mail & Echo Ltd), a major Welsh division of British newspaper publishing giants Trinity Mirror. It’s a sister paper of the Wales-wide daily the Western Mail and the South Wales Echo; it shares a website, and offices at Media Wales’s headquarters in Cardiff, with them and with the Celtic Weekly Newspapers group.
As of 2012 it remains Wales’s only national Sunday newspaper.
There were previously four editions, but the number went down to three with the loss of the Gwent edition in 2008:
- North/Mid Wales (also distributed in Birmingham and the West Country of England)
- South Wales
- West Wales (including Swansea and Carmarthen)
It’s also available as an iPad app.