It’s published by Trinity Mirror Merseyside and is one of several Star titles for northern and eastern suburban Liverpool, along with the Maghull & Aintree Star, the Kirkby Star and the Crosby & Bootle Star. (An earlier title, the Huyton & Roby Star, ceased publication in October 2008.)
It was launched in 1984 as the North Liverpool Weekly Star. From 1991 to 1995 it was named the Anfield & Walton Star for the first time before becoming the Anfield & Walton edition of the Star & Merseymart. It reverted to the Anfield & Walton Star name once more in 2001.
For a time from December 2008 it was distributed via pickup points, but subsequently reverted to direct delivery to homes.
In January 2012 Trinity Mirror North West & North Wales merged the Star and two other Merseyside freesheets, the Bootle Times and the Maghull & Aintree Star into a single newspaper, The Star, which was distributed as a free supplement to the Tuesday edition of the Liverpool Echo as well as being sold as a stand-alone title. That decision was reversed in June 2013, with the newspaper getting a magazine-style facelift and the publication day switched to Wednesday. (Prior to the merger the Star series had appeared on Thursdays.)
A new web domain was launched for the revived Star series at liverpoolcommunities.co.uk, although for the first few months at least it has continued to redirect to the Echo.
- Anfield & Walton Star
PO Box 48
Old Hall Street
- 0151 227 2000
- 0151 472 2474