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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
This is Jersey
This is Guernsey

Online services:
West Midlands local business directory
West Midlands jobs
West Midlands Motors
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
Herefordshire Journals – incorporating Leominster Journal , Ross-on-Wye Journal and Hereford Journal

Wolverhampton Magazine
Shropshire Magazine
Business Brief (Jersey)
Business Brief (Guernsey)
Jersey Now
Guernsey Now

Marketing and research:
MNA Research


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