The Star receives a 125 year birthday present - a Sheffield train! WATCH THE VIDEO

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THE Star celebrated 125 years in business today with a Sheffield train named in its honour.

The milestone anniversary was ackonwledged by East Midlands Trains who named one of its intercity 125 high-speed locomotives after the paper.

Star editor Jeremy Clifford (right) officially named a locomotive The Sheffield Star and unveiled the name plate at a cermony on platform 5 at Sheffield Midland Station. Our picture shows fleet manager Jon Veitch handing over a replica plate to the editor.

Star editor Jeremy Clifford (right) officially named a locomotive The Sheffield Star and unveiled the name plate at a cermony on platform 5 at Sheffield Midland Station. Our picture shows fleet manager Jon Veitch handing over a replica plate to the editor.

The train received the new title of ‘The Sheffield Star’ at a ceremony at the city’s railway station this morning.

It is the second train to be named after the regional daily, with locomotive number 43055 carrying the name from 1993 until it was repainted 10 years later.

“Over the past 125 years, The Star has been at all the major events, reporting on tragedy, triumph and significant moments in our history,” said Star editor Jeremy Clifford.

“As technology has changed, so has the way we have brought our readers the news. And we will continue to adapt and change to ensure we remain at the forefront of people’s minds.

“We not only print the news in The Star, we also have a huge audience on our website and last year we launched a mobile phone site.

“This year we have introduced a sports app to help us to bring people up-to-date information when they want it, where they want it, and in the format they want it – which will ensure we are here hopefully for another 125 years.”

David Horne, EMT managing director, said: “The team at The Star have been crucial in helping us to keep the people of Sheffield – one of the key cities on our network – informed of the changes we have made to Sheffield’s transport network.

“We are delighted to name one of our inter-city 125 high-speed trains to help celebrate 125 years of The Star.”