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Newspapers

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A_man_called_CHIOG  Male  South East London 10-Sep-2019 21:00 Message #4751948
A lot of people say they never read a newspaper but millions are still sold so they are not obsolete yet.
Do you read one?
Have one you prefer to others?
Female
Sea  Female  Essex 10-Sep-2019 21:25 Message #4751961
I will read any that I see lying around. i did used to buy the ' I' when it first came out and was only 20p but then the price kept rising and I stopped. If I happen to be in Waitrose and actually spend as much as £10 including cost of newspaper, I will perhaps take The Times for free. Most times I simply read whatever news items I can read online. I do sometimes buy a newspaper if on a long plane journey and they are not given away, although I may buy a magazine like 'The New Scientist' instead.
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MrQuiet  Male  Northamptonshire 10-Sep-2019 21:44 Message #4751967
I often pick up a newspaper when I stop for a bite to eat but I’m always amazed at how little news is in them. The Mail has a good selection of crosswords which surprised me.
Female
joolsy  Female  Essex 10-Sep-2019 21:59 Message #4751979
Yes i like the mail on sunday ya get lots of magazines lol
Male
Hierophant  Male  East Anglia 10-Sep-2019 22:03 Message #4751980
Haven't bought a newspaper for about 30 years - the last paper I bought regularly was "Today" with the blurry colour pictures.
I can't remember the last time I actually read a newspaper - I hate the bloody things...
Female
wonderoushen  Female  Gwynedd 11-Sep-2019 11:04 Message #4752033
I read the Guardian online and I occaisionally buy the telegraph or the i.
Male
mancers  Male  Greater Manchester 11-Sep-2019 11:09 Message #4752034
I read the Daily Mail, it’s good to see what the enemy think up next, plus I enjoy the crossword.
Female
Victoriana11  Female  Buckinghamshire 11-Sep-2019 14:18 Message #4752068
I occasionally read the Mail, & (on line)the local Bucks free Press, but I dont get too much time for reading here.
Male
tumbleweed  Male  Gloucestershire 11-Sep-2019 14:47 Message #4752071
I used to always get a daily paper...and couldn't imagine life without one....but for the last 10 years or so, I haven't had one...other than every now and again, travelling etc, sometimes the free Metro that you get on the buses or trains...

I used to get the Racing Post most days as well...I think it was about a quid and rising when I stopped getting it...I noticed the other day that it's now over a fiver...
Female
JustLyn  Female  Cheshire 11-Sep-2019 17:07 Message #4752085
I never buy paper news but like The Independent or Guardian, but I read anything to see what opinions are being published.

It's not just the paper, the political stance, but the author and their rationale.
Male
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire 12-Sep-2019 06:35 Message #4752151
I do the giant crossword in the Mail on Saturday. I usually meet a friend for coffee in the morning and she takes that page out for me so I feel obliged!
Male
HotOrWot  Male  Lancashire 13-Sep-2019 20:55 Message #4752436
Big crossword tomorrow. I’m so excited.
Male
MrQuiet  Male  Northamptonshire 18-Sep-2019 06:33 Message #4753113
One of the places I visit and often have a coffee leaves out a copy of the Guardian which can be an interesting read when compared to other newspapers.
I often read the Guardian online.
Female
KatieBubbles  Female  West Sussex 19-Sep-2019 08:36 Message #4753253
I enjoy reading the Guardian but it needs a good sit down and a bit of time. A paper like the Sun you can read in a couple of minutes while drinking a quick cup of coffee.

Male
terry  Male  West Yorkshire 19-Sep-2019 09:14 Message #4753263
Mainly the Metro, 'cos it's always laying around on the bus. It's interesting though, I thought when I retired I'd have plenty of time to read newspapers and planned to get a variety of them regularly, it's turned out I'm busier now than when at work so don't get time.


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