PROFILE: The Daily Star is a daily tabloid "red top" newspaper first published in 1978. The paper was launched from Manchester and initially circulated only in the North and Midlands. It was conceived by the then-owners of Express Newspapers, Trafalgar House, to take on the strength of the Daily Mirror and Sun in the north. The Daily Star is owned by Express Newspapers and predominately focuses on stories largely revolving around celebrities, sport, and news and gossip about popular television programmes, such as soap operas and reality TV shows. Unlike most national newspapers, the Daily Star has limited articles on politics and has rarely shown clear support for any specific party or leader; though in the run-up to the 2010 general election the newspaper printed several articles which hinted that it wanted to see Labour and Gordon Brown voted out of power. The paper often gives positive coverage to the anti-Islamic English Defence League. Profile extracted from Wikipedia and used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Circulation: 692,157 (April 2011) Political Outlook: Right-Wing, Pro-Conservative See our UK Newspaper Guide.
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