London Lite To Close

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 108 months ago
London Lite To Close

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Barely three years after it began, London's afternoon freesheet war has ended: in a not unsurprising move, Associated Newspapers have announced that they are to close the London Lite. Launched in 2006 as a spoiler to News International's The London Paper, the demise of its erstwhile rival meant that the rag's raison d'etre had effectively vanished; the Evening Standard's recent switch to freesheet further eroded the Lite's usefulness, as the latter pinched much of its copy from the former. The closure of another newspaper means a fresh glut of journos and distributors will be flung onto an already barren job market, though any hack worth his or her NCTJ certificate will have already sniffed which way the wind was blowing and begun hunting for a new position.

Last Updated 27 October 2009