London Evening Standard

The London Evening Standard (simply the Evening Standard before May 2009) is a local, daily newspaper, published Monday to Friday in tabloid format in London, owned by Russian businessman and former KGB agent Alexander Lebedev.

It is the dominant local/regional evening paper for London and the surrounding area, with coverage of national and international news and City of London finance. In October 2009, the paper ended a 180-year history of paid circulation and became a free newspaper, doubling its circulation as part of a change in its business plan