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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? 20:19 - Jun 27 with 777 viewsdickythorpe

I'm off on annual leave for next 10 days and I bought a newspaper (Daily Mirror).
It made me think , my old man is pushing 80 and still gets the Guardian and Evening Post delivered (the dinosaur!)

How many on here still buy or get one delivered?
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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 20:23 - Jun 27 with 754 viewssainthelens

Racing Post delivered daily.
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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 20:28 - Jun 27 with 744 viewsWingstandwood

I still buy the SWEP every day at local shops but tbh quality wise and from a social campaigning level (bygone days with Susan Bailey) the paper is a mere shadow of what it once was.

The paper is harder to navigate also, stuffed full of adverts and without the more predictable layout of years back i.e. you could roughly turn a few pages and get somewhere near to a chosen section of interest e.g. TV schedule. It's higgledy piggledy all over the place nowadays.
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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 20:49 - Jun 27 with 708 viewsLeonWasGod

Nope. Most are just full of sh*te.

The boy gets the Beano though; that’s much better!
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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 20:50 - Jun 27 with 706 viewsFlashberryjack

Still get my paper delivered (The Guardian) .
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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 20:50 - Jun 27 with 708 viewsmajorraglan

We don’t have a daily newspaper, but the wife gets the Carmarthen Journal ( which is from the same publishers as the Evening Post) delivered once a week.
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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 20:54 - Jun 27 with 696 viewsMrSwerve

It’s all online. Only ever get a paper when I’m on holiday or at the airport etc...but that was before WiFi was readily available at most hotels.

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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 20:54 - Jun 27 with 694 viewsKilkennyjack

No - cant remember last time a bought a paper.

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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 21:33 - Jun 27 with 651 viewsbuilthjack

Yep. As long as the crossword is very cryptic

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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 21:35 - Jun 27 with 647 viewsexiledclaseboy

The only time I get an actual newspaper these days is the Evening Standard whenever I’m in London and only then because it’s free.

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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 21:50 - Jun 27 with 616 viewscmajack

Mother in law still has 3 papers a day , daily mail , the sun ( for bingo numbers and evening post. Crazy in this day and age but she's not very able now and tv and papers see her through the day. She does have a mobile and have told her she can find it online but she's old school.
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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 21:54 - Jun 27 with 611 viewsJack123

Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 20:28 - Jun 27 by Wingstandwood

I still buy the SWEP every day at local shops but tbh quality wise and from a social campaigning level (bygone days with Susan Bailey) the paper is a mere shadow of what it once was.

The paper is harder to navigate also, stuffed full of adverts and without the more predictable layout of years back i.e. you could roughly turn a few pages and get somewhere near to a chosen section of interest e.g. TV schedule. It's higgledy piggledy all over the place nowadays.


Have you looked at Wales Online? It's the same thing, the bonus it's free, also you get the local news a lot earlier.
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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 22:00 - Jun 27 with 600 viewsWarwickHunt

Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 21:35 - Jun 27 by exiledclaseboy

The only time I get an actual newspaper these days is the Evening Standard whenever I’m in London and only then because it’s free.


It used to be known as the alternative newspaper - as in the alternative to reading the fûcking ads on the tube.

Get the Guardian via email first thing every morning. Have to put the coffee down when reading John Crace. Get The Times free from Waitrose most days.
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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 22:12 - Jun 27 with 575 viewsFieryJack

Just the Guardian - but only on a Saturday because it takes me almost a week to read the effing thing.

Read the local rag (Telegraph and Argus) online, but (like all local papers) it's absolute torture to read, with adverts obtruding every 2 seconds and the screen jumping all over the place.

Flashberry reads the Guardian!?

From most of his posts on here I had him down as a Sun/Mail/Telegraph man.
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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 22:16 - Jun 27 with 556 viewsBrynCartwright

Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 21:54 - Jun 27 by Jack123

Have you looked at Wales Online? It's the same thing, the bonus it's free, also you get the local news a lot earlier.


Unfortunately Wales On Line drives me up the wall because of the ad load times, so I get the EP every day from the local shops, and we get the Mirror on Saturdays, but most of my news intake is online via BBC, CNN and the mighty South Wales Guardian. Used to buy the real Guardian and Observer in my London days.

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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 22:35 - Jun 27 with 527 viewsjack2jack

Yes,Mrs J2J buys The Evening Post every day, from the local store.
As Bryn has already said WOL website is utter sh!te. So if anyone is looking in, get it sorted FFS.
PS. Enjoy your break Dick.
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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 22:56 - Jun 27 with 502 viewsJack123

Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 22:16 - Jun 27 by BrynCartwright

Unfortunately Wales On Line drives me up the wall because of the ad load times, so I get the EP every day from the local shops, and we get the Mirror on Saturdays, but most of my news intake is online via BBC, CNN and the mighty South Wales Guardian. Used to buy the real Guardian and Observer in my London days.


If you are using WOL, on a desktop/laptop and chrome is your browser, install Adblock plus, it blocks all that rubbish, and makes it a whole lot more useable.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock-plus-free-ad-bloc/cfhdojbkjhnk
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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 23:10 - Jun 27 with 477 viewsVincent_Vega

All my news consumption is now online through bbc and wales online (Adblock installed obviously.)

Have not bought a paper in years and the next time I’ll have one is probably get the ‘free’ water at WHSmiths in an airport.

Fleet Street is dying and it’s near all online, i was disappointed when evening post website and Llanelli star have been absorbed into wales online creating a single outlet for news which can’t be healthy.

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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 23:24 - Jun 27 with 456 viewsBrynCartwright

Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 22:56 - Jun 27 by Jack123

If you are using WOL, on a desktop/laptop and chrome is your browser, install Adblock plus, it blocks all that rubbish, and makes it a whole lot more useable.

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/adblock-plus-free-ad-bloc/cfhdojbkjhnk
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Many thanks Jack123. just installed it and it works like a dream. Top man!

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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 23:44 - Jun 27 with 436 viewsJack123

Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 23:24 - Jun 27 by BrynCartwright

Many thanks Jack123. just installed it and it works like a dream. Top man!


Great stuff, glad to help.
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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 23:44 - Jun 27 with 435 viewsTNT

Sporting Post was a must after every game from '76 onwards.

Drove 40 miles every night, for many years, to get The Post after moving from Swansea area.

Nowadays, free Times most days from Waitrose (a la Warwick ), and if I can p*ss off Warnock, in said store, then happy days.

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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 00:35 - Jun 28 with 407 viewshuwrichards57

My Nan still gets the Mail daily. And I enjoy doing the crossword with her when I go round.
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Anyone still get a newspaper delivered or buy one? on 06:26 - Jun 28 with 351 viewsjackal

Sometimes go to Verdi's for coffee and I read the ones that they have there.

It's the only time I pick up a paper.
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