24 September, 2009

R.I.P. The London Paper

...so last week saw the last copy of "The London Paper" rolling off the presses, the last of the cheerful (or otherwise) migrant workers handing them out on the street corner and station concourse -
The London Paper
- and the end of any sort of free daily evening newspaper for those of us working at Canary Wharf...great...

For some reason (unlike the rest of London) we don't get heaps of London Lite deposited around the place at "going home time"...As a result, I have observed lots of commuters now voluntarily purchasing copies of the "Evening Standard" shocking the sales guys (who had a rather easy ride beforehand, frankly) or resorting to picking up copies of "The Wharf" to read (which is a weekly local paper focusing just on matters Dockland)...we need some sort of campaign to get the London Lite over here!

The other annoying thing is that in the morning I like to get my daily fix of Nemi, the evening was traditionally for me to chortle over Em...but all is not lost, there is a complete (free) archive of all Em cartoons over here...(if you haven't read them before, then please do so, it's an incredibly entertaining cartoon strip and was the highlight of my tube journey)!

Humph...

3 comments:

Absolute Beginner said...

Oh come on Fink, get a "standard card" and get discounted copies! I have been doing this for about 4 months and am so much happier in my commute home. Proper articles that actually inform what is going on in the world, long essays about interesting people. It's great, get one! Sometimes it even lasts me to Redhill! ;-)

¨°º©[ Fink ]©º°¨ said...

Do you know, I *was* going to get one (15p a day is absolutely fine) but the security certificate on the Evening Standard order page has expired, so no chance until they get that fixed!! ;)

Absolute Beginner said...

You can buy a card from one of the sellers as an alternative?