Its history goes back to 1914 and the launch of The Cumberland News‘s evening edition. In 1920 it was renamed the Cumberland Evening News and kept that title (barring 1940-41, when it dropped the Cumberland) until 1967.
The Star in the title arose from the Workington Star, a weekly founded in 1888 and renamed first The Workington Star and Borough Guardian and then The Workington Star and Harrington Guardian in 1890. Exactly when the Evening Star was launched isn’t clear, but it had already run to well over 3,000 editions by 1929. It was renamed the Cumberland Evening Star and Mail in 1935 and kept that title until it merged with the News in 1967.
It’s published by the CN Group (formerly Cumbrian Newspapers). The editorial offices are in Carlisle, with reporters also based in Workington, Whitehaven and Keswick.
The News & Star West has only one edition, but appears from Monday to Saturday. The News & Star East has two editions per day, the Final and the Late Final; on the other hand, it doesn’t come out on Fridays (which is the publication day of the CN Group’s weekly broadsheet for the area, the Cumberland News).
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