Tag Archives: British newspapers

Front pages reviewed: Wednesday 2 March 2011

The Times and the Telegraph unsurprisingly lead with the defence cuts, the Mail goes with the price of a damily holiday, the Indy is the only paper leading with events in Libya while the Guardian has a story about fish. That is not a joke.

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Front pages reviewed at midnight: Wednesday 23 February 2011

A bizarre feeling of deja vu every night at the moment. Again the Times, Indy and Guardian try to tell the story of Libya without having a correspondent there while the Telegraph makes a point of ignoring the story.

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Front pages reviewed at midnight: Monday 21 February 2011

Libya is the story of the moment but what is interesting is that none of the nationals have anyone in Benghazi or even Tripoli. This is because all Visa requests are being turned down so anyone trying to get there is struggling. To make things worse the Libyans are interfering with internet and television signal, so Al Jazeera is also down. So tonight’s papers all, bar the Telegraph, splash with a story about Libya written largely in London.

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Front pages reviewed at midnight: Wednesday 16 February 2011

The Guardian has an important scoop about the Iraq War, The Times has paedophiles, the Mail and the Telegraph follow up on today’s story about old age pensioners and The Independent has an interesting lead on oil.

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Front pages reviewed at midnight: Tuesday 15 February 2011

The Indy, Times and Telegraph lead with a new report by the NHS Ombudsman, the Guardian has an exclusive about environmentalists and the Mail moans about councillors’ pay.

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Front pages reviewed at midnight: Monday 14 February 2011

The Telegraph and The Times battle it out for the best defence cuts story, The Indy has the aftermath of Egypt, the Guardian has the man who trained the 7/7 bombers being released and the Mail leads with illegal immigrants claiming benefits.

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Front pages reviewed at midnight: Friday 11 February 2011

The word of the night is surely ‘clings’ with the Times, the Indy and The Guardian all using it in their headline. The Telegraph and The Mail stick with their policies of ignoring Egypt, with the Telegraph going with state school pupils at top universities and The Mail declaring victory over Europe.

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Front pages reviewed at midnight: Friday 4 February 2011

The Guardian and the Indy are desperate not to put Egypt on the front page but have nothing better to replace it with, while The Times goes the other way and bumps Egypt up. The Telegraph continues to revel in its Wikileaks dump.

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Front pages reviewed at midnight: Thursday 3 February 2011

The Indy and The Guardian lead with Egypt, The Telegraph has some more Wikileaks and The Times has an interview with the country’s top family law judge.

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Front pages reviewed at midnight: Wednesday 2 February 2011

The Guardian, The Times and the Indy all lead with Mubarak but the Telegraph has a story that on any other night would lead the news bulletins.

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