Newsquest shuts Burnley Star after just eight months

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Burnley Star

Newsquest has axed the weekly Burnley Star just eight months after it was launched.

The title, which featured a claret and blue masthead mirroring the colours of the town’s Premier League football teams, was launched in March.

It first 56-page edition featured five pages on the team and the paper was intended as a companion to Newsquest’s Lancashire Telegraph, which is based in nearby Blackburn. Both papers were edited by Steve Thompson and produced by Telegraph staff.

The final edition of the paper was published on Thursday 13th December. Last month Newsquest also confirmed it was to close the Darlington Despatch after eight months in print.