The Peterlee Star
is a weekly tabloid newspaper sold in and around the Co. Durham town of Peterlee
and other nearby towns including Easington, Shotton Colliery, Haswell, Wheatley Hill and Wingate.
It was founded in 1988. It’s published by Northeast Press, part of the Johnston Newspapers Northeast division of Johnston Press, who also publish the paid-for daily tabloid the Hartlepool Mail. The editorial offices are collocated with the Mail‘s, in Hartlepool.
Online the Star used to piggyback on the website of a sub-edition of the Mail, the Peterlee Mail; but it gained a website of its own in February 2012.
In May 2012 Northeast Press announced that the Star series (which also includes the Washington Star and the Seaham & Houghton Star) would soon be relaunched as three separate paid-for titles.
It comes out on Wednesdays. There’s a free e-edition, but it’s not obviously linked to on the website – you have to search for it.
- Peterlee Star
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