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Good place to go for basic news stories
Member Name: huggy2009
Advantages: Very good basic news content
Disadvantages: Lacking in substance
As an online newspaper this is reasonably good it is based on the free daily newspaper, The Metro.
The site looks busy and does well to combine the main stories of the day with gossip, entertainment, irreverence and adverts relevant to the area you live in. There is good use of headers and footers, banners and the photographs are of very good quality. There are links to a number of other areas of the site and these are easy to find and accessible.
This would be my biggest criticism of the site, the stories are short and concise and its sometimes difficult to get beyond the story. With other papers you may get comment and context but these short stories don't entirely offer that.
Having said this, there is a decent range of content, from news and politics to World News to local news to sport, to travel to entertainment they do cover a lot of areas quite well, but don't cover anything really well.
There are links for banking, gambling, shopping and other areas which may be of interest but please be aware that these are sponsored links and therefore possibly not as balanced as they may be independently.
Overall I enjoy browsing the site as it can be up to date and provide links to the latest stories but I then move on to other sites to chase these up as the content is only of a basic level. I enjoy the site, it does offer interesting views on things to do in London which is great and offers on Restaurants and days out which are awesome. The stories are eclectic and often humorous and there is a good selection of sports stories. This is a definite 3 out of 5 website, the content is fine if not basic and the style is very impressive.
Summary: Good place to go for basic news stories