It’s been a tabloid since 1989. It’s published by Sheffield Newspapers Ltd, which is owned by Johnston Press.
It was originally founded in 1887 as the Sheffield Evening Telegraph, but took over its rival the Sheffield Evening Star and Daily Times (founded in 1874) just over a year after its launch. For a decade from 1888 it was known as the Evening Telegraph and Star and Sheffield Daily Times, and was renamed the Yorkshire Telegraph and Star in 1898. Two rapid name changes in 1937 and 1938 saw it become the Telegraph and Star, then simply The Star. In the meantime it had taken over another local rival in 1931, the Sheffield Mail.
There’s a separate edition for Doncaster as well as the main Sheffield edition. It also has a weekly football edition the Green ‘Un, founded in 1907, which appears on Saturdays; and a weekly freesheet companion, the Sheffield Weekly Gazette, which comes out on Thursdays.
Apps are now available for Android and iOS devices.