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#1 Saint Billinge

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:53 AM

With the press in the spotlight, do you get good value for money and variety from your national newspaper? I gave up on the Daily Express at the beginning of the year over the obsession of the weather forecasts as its front-page headline. The adverse weather has appeared five times in two weeks as its main headline (three of those warning us of an extreme cold month). If it's not the weather, then it's EU, pensions and health issues (arthritis, satins and diabetes). Surely there is much more going on in the world to report on?

Edited by Saint Billinge, 01 December 2012 - 12:11 PM.

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#2 WearyRhino

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:01 PM

Don't but them anymore. Don't miss them either. Tend to read The Guardian and BBC online.

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#3 Phil

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:45 PM

Don't but them anymore. Don't miss them either. Tend to read The Guardian and BBC online.


Communist!!!! ;)
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#4 WearyRhino

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:48 PM

Communist!!!! ;)


Thank you! And I thought by not mentioning my occasional dip into The Morning Star, I'd get away with it.

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#5 Bleep1673

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:50 PM

Used to read the Guardian, but haven't bought for over 2 years.

I read the local Observer

http://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/

& the metro

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#6 Johnoco

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:57 PM

Surprised the Morning Star is still going!

No I don't care if you're if you're into different bands

No cause for so much hatred, I'm just a different man

Pull off that cover, I will too, and learn to understand

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#7 Wolford6

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:37 PM

The Times, more out of a thirty year habit rather than anything else. It would be cheaper just to buy some books of Sudokus and Crosswords.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:57 PM

The Times, more out of a thirty year habit rather than anything else. It would be cheaper just to buy some books of Sudokus and Crosswords.


Ditto, for the Daily Telegraph.

 

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#9 Severus

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:26 PM

The Times, more out of a thirty year habit rather than anything else. It would be cheaper just to buy some books of Sudokus and Crosswords.

Same here. I read the Indy and the guardian online but find myself buying the Times more than any other newspaper.
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#10 Severus

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:27 PM

With the press in the spotlight, do you get good value for money and variety from your national newspaper? I gave up on the Daily Express at the beginning of the year over the obsession of the weather forecasts as its front-page headline. The adverse weather has appeared five times in two weeks as its main headline (three of those warning us of an extreme cold month). If it's not the weather, then it's EU, pensions and health issues (arthritis, satins and diabetes). Surely there is much more going on in the world to report on?

How do you get your news on princess Di?
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#11 Saint Billinge

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:30 PM

How do you get your news on princess Di?


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#12 Phil

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:50 PM

Class War
Catholic Worker
Grauniad
Times
Telegraph
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#13 Trojan

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:15 PM

I buy the Guardian on Saturdays, Observer on Sundays. I buy LE on Monday and it lasts me until Thursday so I sometimes buy the Mirror on Fridays.
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#14 JohnM

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:20 PM

on-line: Guardian, Independent, Telegraph, Mail, Louth Leader, MCN, BBC, Tenlinks
print: Times now and again, Private Eye most fortnights, D3D, AEC News

#15 Saint Billinge

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 05:40 PM

Out of interest, are these choices due to overall quality content or more political leaning? There are people who will not buy certain newspapers.

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#16 Trojan

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:42 PM

Out of interest, are these choices due to overall quality content or more political leaning? There are people who will not buy certain newspapers.

I buy the Guardian because it more or less reflects my politics and also for the quiz and crossword in the colour mag.. I buy the Observer for the same reason - I'd buy the Indy but their crossword is too hard for me. I can manage the Everyman in the Observer most Sundays. I also get Private Eye once a fortnight - my daughter subscribes as my Chrismas present - it saves her and me having to think of something.
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#17 Saint Billinge

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

I buy the Guardian because it more or less reflects my politics and also for the quiz and crossword in the colour mag.. I buy the Observer for the same reason - I'd buy the Indy but their crossword is too hard for me. I can manage the Everyman in the Observer most Sundays. I also get Private Eye once a fortnight - my daughter subscribes as my Chrismas present - it saves her and me having to think of something.


With the Daily Express repeating the same tired stories as well as people struggling financially and strong competition from online, I do wonder if any newspaper will go under in the future? The Dandy comic is going online in order to compete in the current market place.

As far as newspapers are concerned, I'm not too bothered about the political leaning, more about a good overhaul read. Having said that, my good wife still wants to go back to buying the Daily Express due to the crosswords! :rolleyes: I do enjoy my monthly Lancashire Magazine, especially to see what new walks I can go on. It is very good value for money, especially if you subscribe for a full year - and which includes package and postage for £10 (my last cost).

Edited by Saint Billinge, 02 December 2012 - 09:04 AM.

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#18 gingerjon

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:32 AM

I follow a nice, diverse range of people on twitter who put links up to whatever's making them angry or excited. I stopped reading the Independent (which I had read nearly every day for 20 years) when it become too thin to justify the £1 price tag. I put the money saved towards a nice black filter from Pret and pocket the penny change.
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#19 WearyRhino

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 10:35 AM

I follow a nice, diverse range of people on twitter who put links up to whatever's making them angry or excited. I stopped reading the Independent (which I had read nearly every day for 20 years) when it become too thin to justify the £1 price tag. I put the money saved towards a nice black filter from Pret and pocket the penny change.


Pity you don't use an independent coffee shop.

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#20 southstand loiner

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:24 AM

Class War
Catholic Worker
Grauniad
Times
Telegraph


think you will find class war no longer print a paper
ah a sunday night in front of the telly watching old rugby league games.
does life get any better .




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