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Your (Final) Sunday British Newsstand

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Sunday’s selection of British newsprint, straight from the Sainsbury’s on Tottenham Court Road to your screen …

Get ready for a deluge of Mo Farah Faces! The Telegraph — which wins best cover of the day — ran two Mo Faces, in similar states of shock:

Telegraph

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  • Published On Aug 12, 2012
  • Your Saturday British Newsstand

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    Saturday’s selection of British fishwrappers, straight from my Tottenham Court Station news vendor to your screen …

    This will go down as the day the tabloids stopped caring about the Olympics, but the Guardian at least saw fit to do a “feelgood” story and put Mo Farah on its cover:

    Guardian

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  • Published On Aug 11, 2012
  • Your Friday British Newsstand

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    Friday’s selection of British chipwrappers, from the Sainsbury’s on Tottenham Court Road …

    Just when I thought we might make it through the Olympics without a Cool Runnings headline, the Times dropped one on Usain Bolt’s 200-meter victory:

    Times

    Surprising, to say the least, that Bolt’s “I’m a living legend” comments didn’t get blown up in the tabloids. The Telegraph‘s insert section was the only one that took that bait:

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  • Published On Aug 10, 2012
  • Your Thursday British Newsstand

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    Thursday’s selection of British front pages, in highbrow-to-lowbrow order …

    On a slow day for the tabloids, the Guardian‘s new math made for the most conversation-sparking cover: Is Team GB actually ahead of the U.S.? (Only if you refuse to count multiple medals in one sport.)

    Guardian

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  • Published On Aug 09, 2012
  • Your Wednesday British Newsstand

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    Wednesday’s selection of British newsprint, straight from the Sainsbury’s on Tottenham Court Road to your computer screen …

    As the Guardian‘s Olympic editor, Owen Gibson, pointed out on Twitter this morning, what a difference eight days makes for the Sun. At left, its July 31 cover that begged for a gold; at right, its Wednesday cover, “UNITED BLINGDOM.”

    The Sun

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  • Published On Aug 08, 2012
  • Your Tuesday British Newsstand

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    From my Great Russell Street news vendor to your screen, Tuesday’s selection of British newsprint …

    The tabs had to reach in order to milk one more cover out of Usain Bolt, with the Mirror spicing up one of his late-night Instagrams (with the Swedish handball team!), and the Sun Photoshopping him in a Man U jersey:

    Sun and Mirror

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  • Published On Aug 07, 2012
  • Your Monday British Newsstand

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    Monday’s selection of British fishwrappers, from highbrow to lowbrow:

    The Guardian was so blown away by Usain Bolt — and who can blame them? — that tennis champ Andy Murray was relegated to a minor, below-the-fold cutout on the Olympics special section:

    Guardian

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  • Published On Aug 06, 2012
  • Your Sunday British Newsstand

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    Sunday’s selection of British newspapers, all with the same cover girl:

    When you have three British track-and-field gold medalists in the span of an hour, and one is male 10,000-meter champ (Mo Farah), another is a male long-jump champ (Greg Rutherford), and another is a telegenic female heptathlon champ (Jess Ennis), you go with the heptathlete.

    Telegraph

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  • Published On Aug 05, 2012


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