A revived regional newspaper title has been axed for the second time less than nine months after re-launching in print.
The revived Star, which was named in an “affectionate nod” to an evening title last published in Burnley in 1983, was edited by Lancashire Telegraph editor Steve Thompson and produced by existing staff at the Blackburn-based Newsquest daily.
Its closure comes after Newsquest confirmed last month that the Darlington Despatch, another revived weekly title named in homage to a defunct daily newspaper, was also set to shut for good.
Publication of the Despatch, whose name was taken from the former Northern Despatch, was suspended in spring 2018 after eight months in print.
The last edition of the Star was published on 13 December.
Originally billed as a “bright new paper for a town on the up,” thr 56-page launch edition included five pages on Premier League football club Burnley FC.
Priced 50p where sold, it also circulated in the nearby towns of Pendle, Nelson and Colne.
A Newsquest spokesman said: “The company took the decision to cease publishing the Burnley Star, with the final edition published on Thursday 13th December.
“We continue to serve the Burnley area via the daily Lancashire Telegraph in both print and online.”