It is the first thing our readers see when they look on the shelf at their local newsagency, and sometimes what drives them to purchase their copy of The North West Star.
The front page of The North West Star features our most intriguing news, and as community journalists we are always on the look out for an eye-catching images that can hold prime position on the cover of our local newspaper.
Our stories have varied from community, mining, celebrations, tragedy and local events; all addressing issues affecting our readers locally.
We have filtered through The North West Star front pages of 2017, and have picked one from each month we would like to highlight once again.
Here are our favourite front pages of 2017. Enjoy!