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Stephen Glover: What are the chances for the country's first quality freesheet?

The news that the London Evening Standard is to be given away free from next Monday is mind-boggling. It will be the first time any publisher in this country has offered readers what is, after all, a pretty good newspaper for nothing. All existing freesheets are fairly downmarket, and do not have any pretensions to be complete newspapers.

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Final outing for thelondonpaper

The evening freesheet thelondonpaper will appear on the capital's streets for the last time tomorrow.

Christopher Bland: Review the BBC but don't destroy it

Forcing it to charge for online services would only lead to a switch to other free providers

Tim Luckhurst: BBC must realise that competitors are not enemies

Sir Michael Lyons's letter to BBC licence fee payers reveals deplorable thinking in a corporation that is determined to have its cake and eat it. Encouraged by a survey that reveals the obvious, i.e. that Britons are proud of the BBC, he presents an argument so self-interested it appears cynical.

The BBC backlash: Thompson hits out at Murdoch

Following a stinging attack from the head of News Corporation last month, the BBC yesterday promised a 'radical review'. But before a pen had been lifted, director general Mark Thompson had emailed all his staff branding his chief critic 'hopelessly out of touch'. Ian Burrell reports

BBC to review whether it should become smaller

Mark Thompson, the BBC director general, is to oversee a "thorough review" into whether the corporation is "the right size" and what areas it should concentrate its resources on in future.

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Murdoch Jr vs the man from Auntie: Sparks fly over BBC online

Robert Peston leaps to defence of the broadcaster's web services after News Corp attack, while Tories refuse to rule out forcing it to charge for sites

Leading article: The BBC's unhealthy dominance

When James Murdoch accepted the invitation to deliver the MacTaggart lecture at this year's Edinburgh International Television Festival, one thing was certain: like his father before him, he would have the BBC in his sights. And so he did. Twenty years after Rupert Murdoch used the same platform to depict, with uncanny accuracy, the broadcasting landscape of the future, James Murdoch attacked the BBC's continuing domination in, if anything, even more forthright terms. He spoke of a "chilling" advance, which "threatens the provision of news in Britain".

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