The Daily Star
was launched in 1978
(the first brand-new national daily newspaper since the Daily Mirror in 1903
) by publishers Express Newspapers
, with the aim of competing for The Sun
‘s readership, and thus with similar sensationalism, including a topless model.
It has a similarly hard right-wing stance politically to both its sister paper the Daily Express and its great rival The Sun – although the hard news content is negligible (even less than The Sun‘s); sport, scandal (especially involving sex) and celebrity gossip are what fill the average edition of the Star.
A separate Sunday edition called the Daily Star Sunday was established in 2002.
There’s a separate edition for the Republic of Ireland.
An iPad app has recently been made available.
- The Daily Star
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10 Lower Thames Street
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