Press: Times, Gents

Deadline for the "Thunderer"

Throughout its 195 years as the crisply formal dowager of Fleet Street, the Times of London has written a glorious history for itself. The newspaper reported the grim news of the doomed charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War and brought word to Britain of Napoleon's defeat at Waterloo. Alas, it appears that the "Thunderer," as the Times has long been known, may soon meet its own Waterloo. Last month the paper's proprietor, Lord Thomson of Fleet, announced that the Times (circ. 315,700) and its sister Sunday Times (circ. 1,418,500) would be shut down if buyers...

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