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The Daily Mail
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The Daily Mail
Advantages: Excellent coverage of international stories, politics here and there, 55p.
Disadvantages: Some stories are no where near "in-depth", some of the crosswords are rubbish.
The Daily Mail was the first british newspaper to reach a 1m daily circulation and as of April continues to climb to 2m readers daily. It touches on issues that I take an interest in such as Health, Immigration and a few political stories too. It also does a few International news stores like today's issued covered hurricane sandy and had a great 2 page massive picture of destruction.
The paper often does a lot of promotions or free stuff such as today's issue where they're giving £20 saving vouchers away for something, but last weekend it was a £5 Tesco voucher. Very handy. The reading is not anything like the Guardian but equally it's not as bad as (dare i say it) that dreadful paper "The Sun".
Their stories are not "in-depth" but on the bus to work they do last a good couple minutes and keep me interested in the stories. They do touch on the more political sides of topics but they do tend to lean to the right. I'm not fussed by this, i'd rather not state my political opinion but if you don't like slightly right wing talk then this is not for you. More hardcore right wing readers will note that the paper only touches the right very slightly, and may not be enough for you.
Some of the stories are obviously not supportive of the Conservative party though like in today's issue they had a front page story of how back bench tory MP's are rebelling against David Cameron on a hot topic which is Europe. The Daily Mail has it's own opinion of course and this is different from other papers but not "controversial" as such, I.E it's not written by Jeremy Clarkson.
The paper also has a TV guide in it that does most of the good free view channels including Sky Atlantic but does not cover the less well known channels such as Discovery and Eden. There is also a sudoku puzzle and a cross word of varying difficulties. These are ok and the difficulties are set correctly but the crossword can sometimes be a little tedious.
Overall this is a great paper for 55p, it's not as god awful and annoying as the sun but it's not the Telegraph either and for 55p thats fair enough, i think it's priced right and has a fantastic range of different stories. It does tend to focus on the topics that matter to me though and that's why i buy it, with plenty of political chatter mixed in to quite a few stories.
Summary: Excellent paper and for 55p very good value for money too.