A unique feature of the New Day was that it shunned party politics and aimed to present only features. It set out to show the brighter side of life with positive, heartwarming human interest stories.
The final edition is published on 6th May at the end of a particularly nasty election campaign for the Mayor of London, with hard-fought council elections across the whole of England and Scotland on the same day. New Day’s sister paper in the Trinity Mirror Group, the Daily Mirror, has an exclusive story on its front page about Conservative party election spending. Other newspapers have a police sex scandal (Telegraph and Daily Mail), a warning of a “wave of migrants“ planning to storm the Channel tunnel (Daily Express) and the junior hospital doctors’ dispute over new contracts (Guardian) (read more).
Setting its own distinctive agenda until the end, New Day leads with a story about teachers allegedly “ cheating“ in SATs examinations. (these are the national tests that state school pupils must take a tage 11 and 14). It includes on page 1 the news that singer Janet Jackson (sister of the late Micheal Jackson) is expecting her first baby at the age of 50, and Prince Harry’s engagement with a charity.
New Day was a print-only newspaper and did not have a digital version of its content. However on its social media sites, some readers have mourned its passing