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thelondonpaper is the trading name of a free newspaper, published by NI Free Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International (who also own the companies which publish The Sun and The Times). It has been available from Monday to Friday each week in Central London since September 4, 2006. A trade name, also known as a trading name or a business name, is the legal name of a business, or the name which a business trades under for commercial purposes. ... A freesheet is a newspaper that is given away for free. ... News International is a British newspaper publisher owned by Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. ... Look up sun in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1788. ... Central London is a much-used but unofficial and vaguely defined term for the most inner part of London, the capital of England. ... is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The paper is the first newspaper to be published in direct competition with the Evening Standard since 1987 and Robert Maxwell's short-lived London Daily News. It is also the first newspaper to be launched by News International; its other titles were bought many years after initial publication. 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. ... Robert Maxwell Ian Robert Maxwell MC (June 10, 1923 – November 5, 1991) was a Czechoslovakian-born British media proprietor and formerly Member of Parliament (MP), who rose from poverty to build an extensive publishing empire. ... The London Daily News was a short-lived London newspaper owned by Robert Maxwell. ...

The week before thelondonpaper was first published, Associated Newspapers, the publisher of the Evening Standard, re-branded their existing free lunchtime newspaper Standard Lite to London Lite and changed the publishing time to include the evening rush-hour, a move that has been widely seen as a 'spoiler' to protect against the launch of thelondonpaper. 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 ... London Lite is the trading name of a British free newspaper, published by Associated Newspapers (part of Daily Mail and General Trust). ...

The paper is targeted towards young readers, with emphasis on celebrity and more light hearted news, little analysis of news stories and uses lots of images and colour. As a consequence of the launch of thelondonpaper as well as Associated Newspaper's own London Lite, the Evening Standard has attempted to go more upmarket, emphasising the difference between the free newspapers and itself by adding the tagline "The Quality Newspaper" across the top of the front page.

It currently holds the contract for evening free distribution in London National Rail stations, meaning it can be picked up at the same locations as Metro in the mornings. It was also believed to be bidding for the larger contract to distribute free newspapers at London Underground stations on weekday afternoons. However Transport for London have since announced that the contract has been withdrawn after no acceptable bids were received. National Rail uses the BR double-arrow logo A typical National Rail station sign showing the double-arrow logo National Rail is a brand name of the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC). ... Cover for an issue of the Metro newspaper, October 25th 2004. ... The London Underground is a transit system that serves much of Greater London and some neighbouring areas. ... Transport For London (TfL) is a local government body responsible for most aspects of the transport system throughout Greater London in England. ...

External links

  • thelondonpaper.com Official website for thelondonpaper.
  • London's free newspapers revealed This Is Local London



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