Comrades in Weymouth were able to distribute almost one hundred copies of the election special edition of the Star. Copies of the paper were taken to meetings and demonstrations in Weymouth and Dorchester. In addition to this,libraries and cafes were donated issues. Pete Treglown of Dorset Branch took some to Honiton in Devon and handed them out to Labour and Lib Dem campaign stalls, and personally gave one to the Conservative candidate there.

Many members of the public were sympathetic to the pro Labour stance of the Star and this was good for engaging in further discussions regarding the issues facing public services. All in all it was a good and useful move by the Star as it has increased its exposure greatly.

Dear Comrades and Friends
I am pleased to be able to pass on the attached invitation from the Morning Star Supporters Group that was recently founded in our district.
As well as the invitation to this event the organisers would, I am sure, welcome you contacting them to find out more about the group more generally.

Summer Garden Party 

Sunday September 11th 

Pound Farm Cottage, 

Priddy, Nr Wells, Somerset, BA5 3BE 

(Mendip Hills) 

 12.45 Welcome by Hugh Kirkbride 

 President Bristol Trades Council and 

 Management Committee Peoples Press Printing Society. 

1 p.m. Buffet lunch 

 2 p.m. Live Entertainment 

 Including “Pete the Poet” Cousin Mary (Bristol based Jazz 

 band), Shanta (local singer), Quinn (piano), Kama (guitar). 

 3.30 p.m. Guided walk option 

5.30 pm Cream Tea 

Tickets from 01749 870078 

£10 waged £5 unwaged (includes Lunch and Tea) 

Please book in advance to facilitate catering 

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Getting the paper at your local newsagent is not as difficult as it may appear, says Bernadette Keaveney.

In the last month I have been in the happy postion of receiving daily enquiries asking where can the Morning Star be purchased.

The publicity we received during the final weekend of the Labour Party election, together with our editor Ben Chacko appearing on various radio and TV news programmes lifted our profile.

We’ve always known that there is a market for our publication but reaching it and advertising our existence has always been a great challenge.

The simple answer to the enquiry is that any retailer that sells newspapers is able to obtain the Morning Star through their usual wholesaler.

It should take no more than 48 hours for a regular delivery to commence and there is no risk to the retailer in stocking our title as we are fully sale or return, the same as all other national newspapers.  

Why are we not more widely available in shops?