12 years of UK free dailies
Metro UK launched in March 1999. In the next 12 years, almost a dozen other free papers were launched.
Some of them, like Argus Lite, FTpm, Manchester Metro, The Record PM, Morning News or Manchester Metro, lasted only for a short time and had a low circulation.
Other like London Lite and Thelondonpaper printed 400,000 to half a million copies.
In 2007, total circulation was almost 2.5 million. In 2011 it is stil 2.2 million. (Click for bigger picture.)