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London Evening Standard

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The London Evening Standard is a local, free daily newspaper, published Monday to Friday in tabloid format in London. It is owned by Russian businessman Alexander Lebedev. It is the dominant local/regional evening paper for London and the surrounding area, with coverage of national and international news and City of London finance. In October 2009, the paper ended a 180-year history of paid circulation and became a free newspaper, doubling its circulation as part of a change in its business plan.
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  • From 1827 to 2009 

  • Lebedev takeover 

  • May 2009 relaunch 

  • May 2010: mobile application 

  • March 2018: redesign 

  • May 2018: financial sponsorship 

  • Editorial style 

  • Freesheet and supplements 

  • Website 

  • Editors