The paper was originally called the Dagenham Post, and some older residents of its distribution area still refer to it by this name. It is published on Wednesdays and as at September 2007 the cover price for the paper edition is 50p.
An online digital edition is available. This is edition is only available to registered users of the website, but registration is free. In 2008 it held a competition for schoolchildren to explain why they thought their school was the best.