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New Free Mobile London Newspaper Takes On Evening Standard

by | 5th, October 2009

evening-standard1WITH the death of the London Evening Standard as a paid-for newspaper – it’s going free – comes the end of the Evening Standard street vendors.

The self-employed street vendors earn 12.5p for each 50p copy sold. They will be replaced with salaried staff working for a contractor, paid by the hour.

One day the streets of London will be chock-a-block with magazine and news sellers, shouting the news to one another as locals with their ears plugged into breaking 24-hour news and eyes locked upon instant messaging services walk on.

The papers will then be deemed too unwieldy and a barrier to effective movement of news personnel and be replaced by devices to attract attention, such a brighter uniforms, novelty hats and huge brass bells.

The “Oyez-Oyez” will be a free paper and give Londoner what they want – local news delivered by local man in a regional accent…

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