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Star's Atlantic dinghy attempt recalled

Reports on the Shropshire Star’s 40th anniversary prompted one reader to get in touch with his memories of the paper’s sponsorship of an attempt to cross the Atlantic by rubber dinghy in the 1960s. Former council worker Ken Harris was

Award first for talented trainee

Lichfield and Burntwood Chronicle reporter Stuart Pollitt has scooped a prestigious award after impressing judges with his journalistic talents. Stuart, (23), was named the winner of the Malcolm Graham Award in recognition of his hard work and dedication during the

Big 40 for the Shropshire Star

The Shropshire Star is celebrating its 40th anniversary. To help mark the occasion the world-renowned Red Arrows aerobatics display team performed a spectacular fly-over past one of the county’s most famous landmarks, The Wrekin Hill. In their trademark diamond formation,

Tributes paid to journalist of 'the old school'

Friends and colleagues at the Evening Leader in Wrexham have paid tribute to chief football writer David Lovett, who has died aged 60. The sports journalist (pictured) had covered Wrexham Football Club for more than 35 years, firstly at the

Shropshire sister titles celebrate 150 years

Shropshire-based sister titles the Newport Advertiser and Bridgnorth Journal have been celebrating their 150th anniversaries. It is by coincidence that the papers are both the same age, as they were started independently and were acquired by Shropshire Newspapers – which

Reporter Nathan mocks 'art' with £16.50 sculpture

Shropshire Star features writer Nathan Rous opened up the debate about what constitutes ‘art’ when he imitated a £1,500 sculpture for a mere £16.50. Armed with a £20 note, Nathan created his work ‘Baleful’ by binding together six bales of

Newspaper website's new look is complete

A new-look Shropshire Star website has been launched after more than half a year of development. has been revamped to include more content and to allow users to navigate the site more easily. The site’s homepage now contains links

Footy webcam is an extra for Star website

The Shropshire Star has relaunched its online picture sales service with the chance for readers to buy not just prints of their favourite pictures… but wall posters, mugs,t-shirts, coasters and mouse mats too. There is already a substantial archive of

Respected journalist dies after long illness

Respected motoring writer Tom Leake has died, aged 75. He had been ill for more than a year and died in hospital after suffering liver failure. The journalist was part of the Leake family, which used to own the Wellington

New owner for island titles

The Jersey Evening Post and Guernsey Press and Star have a new owner, after a bid by newspaper publisher the Claverley Company was declared unconditional. The family-owned Claverley Company, which publishes the Shropshire Star and the Express & Star in

£50m Guiton Group takeover bid is launched

The owner of the Shropshire Star and the Express & Star in Wolverhampton has launched a £50m takeover bid for the Guiton Group, the parent company of the Jersey Evening Post and Guernsey Press and Star. The bid by the

Web news is broadcast direct to mobiles

The Shropshire Star has launched a new “mobile” website for PDAs and Smartphones – with a slimmed down version of the award-winning main Internet site. The most popular areas are being reconfigured, and include the news and sport, what’s on,

News in brief

A team of photographers from the armed forces swapped the battlefield for the newsroom when they joined the Shropshire Star on a three-day placement.The snappers, from the Defence School of Photography at RAF Cosford, visited the paper’s head office in

News in brief

The Chard and Ilminster News has written to the Lord Chancellor to express its concerns over centralised justice after preliminary court hearings on a local defendant were moved to Bristol.The paper believes justice should be done and be seen to

Royal message of thanks sent to Star

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have sent a personal message of thanks to the readers and staff of the Shropshire Star ahead of their visit to the county this week. Her Majesty honoured the newspaper for the local greetings

Radio stars at the Star as presenter broadcasts 'live'

Newspaper production at the Shropshire Star was put under the microphone as part of a BBC radio feature on the media. BBC Radio Shropshire broadcast live from the Star’s head office in Ketley during Chris Ashley’s three-hour mid-morning show. The