An interesting news item from the regional press has just landed on HoldtheFrontPage’s radar.
After 90 years of publishing, the Midlands-based Sporting Star will cease publication at the start of the forthcoming football season.
The timing is unfortunate for West Mids football lovers as Wolverhampton Wanderers have just been promoted to the big time of the Premier League while another Express and Star club Aston Villa have just enjoyed a very successful season.
For those unfamiliar with this publishing marvel, the Sporting Star and others of its ilk are written and published at breakneck speed, with the vast majority of its content coming from Saturday afternoon football matches.
"First it was terrestrial TV, then it was Teletext, then Sky Sports and obviously now the internet. Also many of the major matches are not played on a Saturday.
"Reluctantly we have decided that the 2009-10 football season will not have the sporting pink."