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      29.03.2010 17:00
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      Not the paper it once was

      The Liverpool Daily Post is, as the name might give away, a daily paper for the people of Liverpool and Merseyside - though it also has a Welsh edition and is circulated to Cheshire and West Lancs. It costs 60 pence and is widely available thoughout the area.

      Along with its sister paper, the Liverpool Echo, it has a website, with online news, weather and information. It has a clean design, lots of white space, though not as much as it had when it was redesigned a few years ago.

      The paper is fairly typical - it contains news, comment, weather, business, reviews, reader's letters and sport. It is badged as the more serious newspaper in Liverpool and is a morning paper, whilst the Echo was traditionally an evening paper - but now the Echo has changed into a daily paper - it still prints later than the Post but generally the first edition is now out at 8.30am, so we essentially now have two morning newspapers.

      This has led to us having two papers with virtually the same content in terms of news and often the same pictures - on the same pages - and unfortunately I think the Echo is the more interesting of the two papers - yes, it's not as high-brow but it has more engaging articles, better fashion and better features.

      The Post has the sports coverage in-depth and the business coverage and that is all that really seperates the two. In general, I find the Post quite bland and dull, it just doesn't stand out and it doesn't entertain me.

      For example today's papers - two out of the three cover stories are the same on the Echo and the Post! Last Monday - the same picture used on both front pages! It might as well be the same paper.

      The Daily Post is often so thin that I accidentally pick up two copies! It simply does not stand out from either the nationals or the Echo anymore and it is no wonder that circulation has dipped. I honesty don't know how much longer it can keep running. It's a shame that a once great paper has turned into something so sub-standard. Pull your socks up, Post!

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        14.01.2009 22:28
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        A newspaper with a great history.....but that is it!!

        This was a fantastic paper. I remember as a young lad whilst doing my paper round I'll always read this as I went around. Being a local Liverpool paper (and also having a Welsh Edition) it was great for local sport on Everton fc, Liverpool fc and Tranmere. It was great reading the match reports. It also has some great Business News too.

        Sadly with the birth of the internet the morning paper isn't needed as much these days. Hence the print run has decreased. In fact my wife who also works in Liverpool City Centre is often given one free by street standers - handing them out of a morning.

        The football and sports reviews are second to none. The reporters are just great but you can get most of this from their website now - and it isn't out of date - like a lot of newspapers.

        If you live local to Liverpool and you want to read up on stories give it a chance, but my own opinion is that the times have changed now. Sadly for the Daily Post I think that means its time is up. However the Daily Post website is fantastic and I see this the way forward for the news in the future. For this reason and its history I will give it a rating of 3.

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