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About Us

The Express & Star was founded in Wolverhampton in the 1880s by the Scottish-American millionaire Andrew Carnegie and a group of radical Liberal Party members, including Thomas Graham.

Carnegie's aim was to campaign, through a string of regional daily newspapers, for the creation of a British Republic.

His dream was to sack the monarchy, scrap the House of Lords and destroy every vestige of privilege in the land.

By 1902 Carnegie had abandoned his mission and the newspaper has been owned by the Graham family ever since.

In the 1980s it paved the way for the computer revolution in the British newspaper industry and has remained in the forefront of publishing technology.

The Express & Star has steadily overtaken its rivals to become the biggest-selling regional evening newspaper in Britain.

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Our websites is part of The Claverley Group of companies which incorporates the Midland News Association and The Guiton Group.

Daily titles:

Express & Star

Shropshire Star

Jersey Evening Post

Guernsey Press

Online services:

West Midlands featured businesses

West Midlands jobs

West Midlands Property

Express & Star Classifieds

Star Extra Travel

Weekly titles:

Your Chronicle

Shrewsbury Chronicle

Telford Journal

North Shropshire Chronicle

Newport Advertiser

Market Drayton Advertiser

Oswestry Chronicle

Bridgnorth Journal

South Shropshire Journals – incorporating Mid Wales Journal and South Shropshire Journal


Wolverhampton Magazine

Shropshire Magazine

Business Brief (Jersey)

Business Brief (Guernsey)

Jersey Now

Guernsey Now

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They have almost 30 years experience at the forefront of the printing world which has led to them being named PrintWeek’s Consumer Magazine and Catalogue Printer of the year.