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Encyclopedia > Evening Standard
Evening Standard Logo
Evening Standard Front Page
Type Daily newspaper
Format Tabloid

Owner Daily Mail and General Trust
Editor Veronica Wadley
Founded 1827
Political allegiance Right-Wing
Price £0.50
Headquarters Northcliffe House, Derry Street, Kensington
Circulation 289,254 (Sep 2006)[1]

Website: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk
Headlines of the Evening Standard on the day of London bombing on July 7, 2005, in Waterloo Station
Headlines of the Evening Standard on the day of London bombing on July 7, 2005, in Waterloo Station

The Evening Standard is a British tabloid newspaper published and sold in London and surrounding areas of southeast England. It is technically a 'local' or regional paper, although it carries considerable influence, owing to London's size and importance. It is dominant as a London daily paper, with a strong city emphasis as well as carrying national and international news. Image File history File links EveningStandardLogo. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (462x602, 132 KB) Evening Standard Fron Page - http://www. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) is one of the UKs largest media companies and has interests in national and regional newspapers, television and radio. ... Is the current editor of the Evening Standard. ... In politics, right-wing, the political right, or simply the right, are terms which refer, with no particular precision, to the segment of the political spectrum in opposition to left-wing politics. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 970 KB) Newspaper headlines at Waterloo station around 15. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 970 KB) Newspaper headlines at Waterloo station around 15. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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History

The paper was launched as the Standard on May 21, 1827, and for a short period, during the 1990s, it reverted to its original name (some other local newspapers in the UK have also been named Evening Standard). May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... Naval Battle of Navarino by Carneray 1827 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... See also 1990s, the band The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, sometimes informally including popular culture from the late 1980s and shortly after the year 2000. ...


In the beginning of the twentieth century the paper was owned by Canadian tycoon Lord Beaverbrook, who also owned the Daily Express. At this time there were fourteen evening newspapers in London, but one by one they merged until there were three left. The Star merged with the Evening News in 1960, and the two remaining papers were great rivals until they shared ownership in the 1980s. In 1980, the Evening News was incorporated into the Evening Standard, leaving London with one single evening paper. The Evening News name still appears on the Standard's masthead. Sir William Maxwell Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook (May 25, 1879 - June 9, Canadian–British business tycoon and politician. ... The Daily Express is a conservative, middle-market British tabloid newspaper. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ...


Today

The paper is currently published by Associated Newspapers Ltd., a division of Daily Mail and General Trust. Associated Newspapers also publishes the national papers Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, and Metro, a free morning paper distributed at stations. Associated Newspapers is based at Northcliffe House, Derry Street, Kensington. Associated Newspapers is a subsidiary of Daily Mail and General Trust and publishes five major UK newspaper titles; Daily Mail Mail on Sunday Evening Standard Ireland on Sunday Metro External links ANP Home ... Daily Mail and General Trust plc (DMGT) is one of the UKs largest media companies and has interests in national and regional newspapers, television and radio. ... The Daily Mail is a British newspaper, a tabloid, first published in 1896. ... The Daily Mail and its Sunday edition the Mail on Sunday are British newspapers, first published in 1896. ... Cover for an issue of the Metro newspaper, October 25th 2004. ...


Max Hastings was editor from 1996 until his retirement in 2002. Veronica Wadley (formerly with the Daily Mail) is the current editor. Although the Standard (as it is commonly referred to) shares the same Editor in Chief, Paul Dacre, as the Daily Mail it has a quite different style from the latter's "middle England" outlook, having to appeal to a cosmopolitan readership. The Standard has a circulation of around 425,000 (c.f The Times national circulation of 640,000) and the Mail around 2,300,000. Sir Max Hastings is a British journalist, editor, historian and author. ... Editing is the process of preparing language, images, or sound for presentation through correction, condensation, organization, and other modifications. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... Is the current editor of the Evening Standard. ... Paul Michael Dacre (born November 14, 1948) is a British journalist. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1785, and under its current name since 1788. ...


The Evening Standard covers national and international news, with an emphasis on London-centred news (especially in its features pages), covering building developments, property prices, traffic schemes, politics, the congestion charge and, in the Londoner's Diary page, gossip on the social scene. It also occasionally runs campaigns centred around local issues that larger national newspapers do not cover in long detail.


It has a tradition of providing quality arts coverage, and is noted for its visual art critic, Brian Sewell, more recently also a television personality, who is renowned for his outspoken dismissal of Britart and the Turner Prize. This accords with the general readership, but was so unpopular with leading figures in the art world that they signed a letter demanding his dismissal (he is still there). Brian Sewell (born 1936 in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England) (citation needed) is an English art critic. ... Young British Artists or YBAs is the name given to a group of conceptual artists, painters, sculptors and installation artists based in the United Kingdom, most (though not all) of whom attended Goldsmiths College in London. ... The Turner Prize is an annual prize given to a British visual artist under 50, named after the painter J.M.W. Turner. ...


Its headline writers have been accused of having a "doom-and-gloom" agenda [1], and it is quick to boldly announce possible tube and train strikes, which in the event often do not happen as settlement is reached beforehand (which provides the opportunity for another headline). However, it shows every sign of being emotionally attuned to its readership.


It publishes four editions each day, from Monday to Friday excluding Bank holidays. The first of these is officially timed for 8 a.m. and is available around 11 a.m. in shops in London and its more outlying circulation areas (such as Tonbridge, Kent). A second edition is available in the central area, and the third, "West End Edition", circulated more widely to include the suburbs, available from around 3 p.m. The last edition "West End Final" is timed to catch the commuter market, and obviously carries the latest news. This edition is available from 5 p.m. in the central area and around 7 p.m. outside the central area. There is often considerable variation between the editions, particularly with the front page lead and following few pages, including the Londoner's Diary (which now appears on page 15), though features and reviews stay the same. A Bank Holiday is a public holiday in the United Kingdom and also in the Republic of Ireland. ... Statistics Population: 31,600 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: TQ591468 Administration District: Tonbridge & Malling Shire county: Kent Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Kent Historic county: Kent Services Police force: Kent Police Ambulance service: South East Coast Post office and telephone...


The Evening Standard has sponsored the annual Evening Standard Theatre Awards since the 1950s. The newspaper has also awarded the annual Evening Standard Pub of the Year and the Evening Standard British Film Awards since the 1970s. The Evening Standard Awards are presented annually for oustanding achievements in London Theatre. ... The Evening Standard Pub of the Year title has been awarded annually to a pub selected from a shortlist by readers of the Evening Standard, Londons main evening newspaper. ... Established in 1973 this film award is given to outstanding achievement in British film by the British newspaper Evening Standard. ...


The paper is currently priced at 50p.


Freesheet and supplements

On 14 December 2004 Associated Newspapers launched a freesheet edition of the Evening Standard called London Lite to help boost circulation. This has 48 pages, compared to approximately eighty in the main paper, which also has a supplement on most days. It is designed to be especially attractive to younger female readers, and features a wide range of lifestyle articles but less news and business news than the main paper. It is only available between 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. at Evening Standard vendors and in the central area. December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Associated Newspapers is a subsidiary of Daily Mail and General Trust and publishes five major UK newspaper titles; Daily Mail Mail on Sunday Evening Standard Ireland on Sunday Metro External links ANP Home ... A freesheet is a newspaper that is given away for free. ... London Lite is the trading name of a British free newspaper, published by Associated Newspapers (part of Daily Mail and General Trust). ...


On Fridays, the Evening Standard includeds a free glossy lifestyle magazine, ES. This has moved from more general articles to concentrate on glamour, with features on the rich, powerful and famous.


An entertainment guide supplement Metro Life (previously called Hot Tickets) was launched in September 2002 was a what's on guide with listings of cinemas and theatres in and around London was given away on Thursdays. This was discontinued (without notice) on 1 September 2005. September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ...


A separate property paper with articles on related subjects, as well as estate agents advertisements, is given away on Wednesdays.


The paper also supplies the occasional CDs and DVDs for promotions. It is also known to give Londoners a chance to win exclusive tickets to film premieres and sports tournament tickets, such as the Wimbledon Ladies Singles Final. The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly referred to as simply Wimbledon, is the oldest and arguably the most prestigious event in the sport of tennis. ...


Websites

The newspaper's website run, thisislondon.co.uk, carries some (but by no means all) of the stories from the Evening Standard as well as promotions, reviews and competitions. This contrasts with the four daily UK "broadsheets" whose websites mirror the print content. A recent innovation is the inclusion of a number of blogs on this site by Evening Standard writers such as restaurant critic Charles Campion, theatre critic Kieron Quirke and music critic Richard Godwin. It has been suggested that Online diary be merged into this article or section. ... Kieron Quirke is a writer, a journalist and a theatre critic residing in London, England. ...


A separate website contains images of each page of the print edition (two versions) and supplements. It requires registration to view.


Trivia

For many British people the plaintive Cockney cry of the newspaper's street sellers represents an essential part of the London fabric - "Eenin Stannad". This was the subject of a Morecambe and Wise sketch in which Ernie Wise, with some difficulty, managed to get Eric Morecambe to say (the fictional) "Morning Standard" instead of "Morny Stannit", only to find that the paper was in fact called the Morny Stannit. Cockneys are, in the present-day sense of the word, white working-class inhabitants of London. ... Morecambe and Wise Morecambe and Wise were a famous British comic double act comprising Eric Morecambe OBE and Ernie Wise OBE. The act lasted four decades until Morecambes retirement, shortly before his death in 1984. ... Ernie Wise OBE (November 27, 1925 – March 21, 1999) was an English comedian, best known as one half of the comedy duo Morecambe and Wise, who became an institution on British television, especially for their Christmas specials. ... Eric Morecambe OBE was the stage name of Eric John Bartholomew (May 14, 1926 – May 28, 1984), part of the double act of Morecambe and Wise with Ernie Wise. ...


External links

References

  1. ^ Evening Standard Standard Certificate of Circulation, 28-Aug-2006 to 01-Oct-2006 Audit Bureau of Circulations

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Evening Standard - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography (1119 words)
The Evening Standard is an English tabloid newspaper published and sold in London and surrounding areas.
The paper was launched as the Standard on May 21, 1827, and for a short period, during the 1990s, it reverted to its original name (some other local newspapers in the UK have also been named Evening Standard).
Although the Standard (as it is commonly referred to) shares the same Editor in Chief, Paul Dacre, as the Daily Mail it has a quite different style from the latter's "middle England" outlook, having to appeal to a cosmopolitan readership.
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