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Maghull & Aintree Star

The Maghull & Aintree Star is a weekly freesheet tabloid delivered to homes in the Liverpool suburbs of Maghull and Aintree to the north-east of the city, in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, and in neighbouring Fazakerley and Aughton.

It’s published by Trinity Mirror Merseyside and is one of several Star titles for northern and eastern suburban Liverpool, along with the Anfield & Walton 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 Maghull & District Weekly Star. From 1991 to 1994 it was simply the Maghull Star. It was then renamed the Maghull & Aintree Star for the first time before becoming the Maghull & Aintree edition of the Star & Merseymart. It reverted to the Maghull & Aintree 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 Anfield & Walton 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 Maghull & Aintree Star had appeared on Thursdays.)

The old URL at now redirects to the Maghull section of the Echo‘s website. A new website was to have been launched for the revived Star series at, but nearly one year on (April 2014) that URL continues to redirect to the Echo‘s website.

  • Address:
  • Maghull & Aintree Star
    PO Box 48
    Old Hall Street
    L69 3EB
  • Tel:
  • 0151 227 2000
  • Fax:
  • 0151 472 2474