It’s published by Swansea-based South West Wales Media Ltd, a division of the Daily Mail & General Trust‘s former regional newspaper publishing division, Northcliffe Media, which has been part of Local World since the beginning of 2013. The editorial offices are in Llanelli.
It was founded in 1909 as the Llanelly Star; the spelling was changed in 1966. It used to appear in a number of different editions, but the Burry Port Star and the Llwchwr Star have now ceased publication, leaving the Gwendraeth Star – which was relaunched in late 2011 – as the only sub-edition.
Its URL used to redirect to thisissouthwales.co.uk, which used to be the website of South West Wales Media’s main title for the region, the South Wales Evening Post, but is now a local portal site for which Northcliffe’s newspapers simply provided local news. Local World decided in early 2013 that all former Northcliffe titles should have their own websites, so it was natural that the Star‘s should be hosted at its existing URL.
It comes out on Wednesdays.