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End of the Standard?

Could the "Evening Standard" close? And is the internet finally hitting newspapers?

By Simon Jenkins   March 2005

When Sherlock Holmes needed to put an advertisement in a London evening paper, he could not decide which. He told his assistant (in “The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle”) to try “the Globe, Star, Pall Mall, St James’s, Evening News, Standard, Echo and any others that occur to you.” At that time (1892) the list ran to 14.

London now has one evening newspaper left—or has it? For the past two months, the monopoly supplier of London evening news, Associated Newspapers, has seemed to lose its corporate head. Its Evening Standard (price 40p) has for nearly five years been battered…

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