London Evening Standard To Become Free Paper

The daily “will become a free sheet this month after 182 years as a paid-for title, as its new Russian owners seek a new strategy in a tough market, it said on Friday. The tabloid, acquired by former KGB agent Alexander Lebedev for a nominal one pound in January, will drop its 50-pence cover price from October 12.”

Source: Agence France-Presse 10/02/09