It’s published by Herts & Essex Newspapers, a division of Cambridge-based Iliffe News & Media – which in turn has been part of the new Local World media group since the beginning of 2013. The editorial offices are in Harlow.
It was launched in 1980 by Stephen Austin Newspapers Ltd. In 1983 it was renamed the Harlow and Epping Star and appeared for the next five years in two editions: “H” and “E”. Then in 1988 the Epping Star started publication as a separate title, leaving the Harlow Star to resume its separate existence.
Although it’s a freesheet, a very small number of copies (just over one per cent) are sold through the news trade.
It comes out on Thursdays. A free e-edition’s also available on the website or by email.