"A new war has opened up between London's free newspapers- and this latest skirmish doesn't involve Rupert Murdoch" -The Independent (20th October 2008)

"Combines the moronic tabloid hysteria of our finest freesheets with the parodic wit of the The Onion"
-Time Out (June 2008)

" This is one free paper we won't be wiping our feet on" -Time Out (Dec 2007)

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Arkell vs. Pressdram (1971)

Dear London Shite team,

In replying to London Lite's threats I would refer them to the case of Arkell vs. Pressdram (1971), which funnily enough comes up in a very similar context to your case on the letters page (p13) of Private Eye, #1221.

If UKMetro think commuters can’t tell the difference between their publication and a "load of shite", then they/ we really are in trouble!

Best wishes,

D. Minnow, leading national paper

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Feck funny

Was the person who stole your name posing in a white t-shirt looking a bit like Jonny Burrell standing outside a tube with a placard? I got sent the pic a while back and have always wondered what it is was in aid of?

Funny that the legal dept of LL has been in touch with you. I guess you're not too surprised. I love the way they get so feckin precious about their product - not sure how many of their readers will be looking out for satire on the web, so their precious trademark might well be safe

btw, no council has enforced any 'charges' on the freesheets yet. There are numerous voluntary schemes, but they don't add up to much

P.S. love the nutrition chart... feck funny

J.Tanning, London

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Slipped up!

Hello there,

I was walking out of Barbican station and slipped up on the paper stewn across the floor outside the station. It's quite dangerous, especially for people like me. I'm 73 years old now and sometimes find it hard to see things up close.

I think these free papers should be stopped once and for all. If I want a paper, I can go buy one. There's never any peace and quite any more and the trains are getting messier and dirtier.
If the cleaners are left with just cleaning papers, they're obviously not doing a thorough enough cleaning job.

Good luck with your site, it made me chuckle.

Paulette, East Ham

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Infringement or 'freedom of expression'?

Infringement? Legal Team?

To whom it may concern,

Your website and newsletter have been brought to our attention as they are
both using a version of the London Lite logo.

We don't want to involve our legal team at the moment so we are just
requesting you change your logo. The current logo is an infringement of the
registered trade mark for London Lite.

If the logo is not amended by the 31st October 2008 we will pass this to
our legal department to progress further.

If you would like to discuss this further please give me a call. My direct
line is 020 7651 5285.


Karen Wall
Assistant MD, London Lite

Friday, July 25, 2008

Love what you're doing...

Hi Guys,

Love what you're doing with the London Shite,

Let me know if i can help in anyway. I work in marketing in the music industry and also do some desgn work. Based in Shoreditch/ Bethnal Green.

I could see the paper working pretty well in Shoreditch with all the 'I wanna be trendy' types. You could probably use it as a bit of an underground promotion tool, letting the kids pay to advertise there warehouse parties and promotional nights etc.

Good work.


Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Newspapers in Newham...

At the close of 2006 the Stratford Guardian ceased publication leaving only two newspapers in Newham, the Newham Recorder and Stratford & Newham Express (a free sheet) - both papers owned by the Archant Group.

- Sham Miah, Forest Gate

What a load of dog ***!

NEW!!! 'London Shite' is a satirical reflection of the state of the London Borough of Newham and Greater London, embodied within the weekday rubbish, freebie newspapers passed off to commuters as genuine news.