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Metro newspaper comes to the West
A new free newspaper is to be launched in Bristol and Bath on Tuesday.

Metro is already available in London and other major cities and promises "no-spin national and international stories, plus listings".

Lisa Woodison, a director at Metro Newspapers, told BBC Radio Bristol: "It is aimed at affluent, 18 to 44-year-old urbanites and won't cover local news."

Commuters will be able to pick up the paper from railway and bus stations, and from key points around the cities.

Northcliffe, which publishes the Evening Post and The Western Daily Press, will print and distribute the new copy, which generates its income from advertising.

The idea comes from Sweden where it was first created in the mid-90s.

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