After the Workers Press, came the News Line…
Launched on 1st May 1976 News Line was a more popular tabloid paper. If Workers Press was pitched to compete with the Morning Star, think of News Line as a left competitor of the Daily Mirror!
Indeed, its later claim to fame was as the first daily paper to publish in colour!
However, it was still clearly a party paper, with articles attacking Pabloites and the US SWP jostling incongruously with TV and sports coverage.
We have a few more than 150 issues of News Line between 1976 and 1985- yet that is just a drop in the ocean of the nearly 3000 issues published in that period.
The papers are here- in folders by year (a couple of folders are currently empty for year where we have no issues).
After 1985 and the split in the WRP things got a bit messy. We have already covered the rival News Lines published at that time.
The Torrance group- WRP (News Line) – still publishes a daily News Line to this day.
It must be well over issue 14,000 by now. So, that would be a hell of a scanning job!