In the last few years there has been a true revolution in how news is gathered and dellivered around the world.
Within moments of big events happening, the world wide web had proven to be the new means of spreading news quickly.
In many ways the tragic events on 9/11, when the Twin Towers were brought down in a terrorist attack on New York, was also the day which brought digital into its own.
It brought into sharp focus the power of the web in spreading information quickly to the widest possible audience.
News organisations across the world saw clearly the potential of the web and it’s a potential the Ulster Star, and our parent company Johnston Press, has also taken on board.
Our website at www.ulsterstar.co.uk not only keeps you up-to-date with all that is happening across the city and rural areas of Lisburn, but also much further afield with our national and international news ticker which ensures you get the top news stories as they break across the world.
Quite literally our websites now put the world at your fingertips.
With over 11,244 unique users visiting our website last month, the internet has become a major resource for people searching for local news.
A visit to lisburntoday.co.uk opens up a whole new world, giving you the best local news on the net.
But in today’s world of digital publishing you can’t afford to stand still, and that’s why we have now made our website even better with a major revamp to increase the amount of news you can get, and making it easier to access.
Local sport, community news and the best in local entertainment are all covered - giving you the information you need when you want it.
Because we operate locally you know the site is the place to visit to keep up-to-date with all those little tit-bits.
With regular updates we strive to keep you posted on the latest local news - from the major to the everyday. Whatever it is - quirky or quarrelsome - you’ll find it on lisburntoday.co.uk
And there’s much more. You can see the views of Star readers in the letters section, or visit the Lifestyle section for our popular ‘Day in the Life’ feature.
In the same section you’ll find the latest local entertainment happenings, along with the showbiz news.
You can also use the site to read the latest family announcements, or to contact the paper directly if you have something you’d like to tell us.
Put it in your favourites - you’ll never be out of touch again.