The Star (London)

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The Star
Founder(s)John Murray
William Lane
Ceased publication1960
HeadquartersLondon, England

The Star was a London evening newspaper founded on 3 May 1788, originally under the title Star and Evening Advertiser, and was the first daily evening newspaper in the world.[1] Founding sponsors of the new paper included publisher John Murray and William Lane of the Minerva Press.[2][3]


  1. ^ British Library: Concise History of the British Newspaper in the Eighteenth Century.
  2. ^ Belanger, Jacqueline; Peter Garside; Anthony Mandal; Sharon Ragaz (4 January 2003). "British Fiction, 1800–1829: A Database of Production and Reception Phase II Report: Advertisements for Novels in The Star". Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text. ISSN 1471-5988. Retrieved 23 September 2011.
  3. ^ "The History of The Star". Retrieved 2021-05-03.