Best Source for News (UK)?

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    Shaun.P

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    Hey all,

    I got an iPad mini for Christmas and would like to sign up to a good news app.

    I currently use BBC News, but was thinking more along the lines of The Independent, The Times or The Guardian. I personally have never read these newspapers (as I mentioned - I mainly used BBC News before).

    I'm looking for quality articles which are well-written and accessible. I sometimes find the BBC News articles poorly written which I find annoying. I am looking for daily news as well as standalone articles that are interesting and factual.

    What do you use? What do you recommend? I am probably learning towards The Times.
     
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    Independent is very variable, Times is more straight factual, Guardian is traditionally left-leaning. I prefer to stick to Google news and then take my pick of the various papers for each story that arrives. But it's not an offline news reader, I agree.
     
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    I read the Guardian and the Independent daily, and I think they have a lot of quality stuff. I use the app Feedler Pro to gather them (and other news sources) in one place.
     
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    Thank you for the replies!

    See, I find BBC News variable. I often read articles that are poorly written and have to re-read to try and interpret the proper meaning.

    I'm a pretty liberal person - so don't think I would be bothered by The Guardian being left-leaning. When you see The Times is more factual, do you mean more objective and less biased?

    Is there a benefit to being a paid subscribed member to these newspapers than doing what you do?

    Forgot to mention that I am very much interested in business news. I just looked at the subscription prices of The Wall Street Journal and don't think I could justify the expense.

    Is The Financial Times an extension of The Times? Would this be possibly included in any subscription I take out?
     
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    So far, I have not been prevented from accessing any articles online due to lack of a subscription with the Independent or the Guardian (in contrast to some of the other papers I read which are moving towards partial subscription for their online services). You could always just start reading them and then see if they're offering what you are after. While they both have a business section, I'm not sure how good they are compared to my specialised papers like FT.

    Regarding the Financial Times, I don't know about subscriptions - perhaps check their subscription pages together with the Times.
     
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    Thank you - you've been very helpful :). How would you say your method of getting news compares to BBC News?
     
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    I don't actually read BBC that much online - I listen to BBC radio extensively, but I find their web news services a bit lacking.
     

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