It’s published by Carlisle-based company the CN Group (formerly Cumbrian Newspapers Ltd).
It was first published in 1967 as The West Cumberland Times & Star and took its present title in 2004. However, its roots lie much further back, in the late 19th century. The Workington Star was founded in 1888, then renamed twice in 1890 to become first The Workington Star and Borough Guardian for the first half of the year, then The Workington Star and Harrington Guardian from July onwards until 1955, at which point it became the Cumberland Star. The West Cumberland Times (founded in 1874) and The West Cumberland News (1918) merged with the Star to form the Times & Star.
Its main editorial office is in Workington, but there are further offices open in Maryport (by appointment) and Cockermouth.
It switched from broadsheet to tabloid format in February 2014.
There are three editions:
All come out on Fridays.