The Communist Morning Star which has survived as a daily paper against all the odds is threatened by, of all things, the 2112 London Olympics. The Guardian reports today that it prints at a plant which is on the site of the Olympic Park and will have to move.
The Morning Star was founded in 1930 as the Daily Worker, was banned for 18 months during the World War II, suffered financial and political crises and relaunched as The Morning Star in 1966. It lost substantial guaranteed sales after the fall of the Russian Soviet regime. During the industrial turmoil of the 70s and 80s it was essential reading for its labour reporting on the executive floors of all the major businesses. But somehow it has survived to 76 years.
But now, it appears, it does not have Â£50,000 to pay for a new page layout system it will need when the printers move. But I have a feeling it will survive even though its daily print run now is only 25,000.