I was surprised at the news about the Mid-Ocean’s demise. I knew that the newspaper industry was in some difficulties with the rise of the internet and the current economic climate, but I hadn’t realised that the situation was as bad as it is. To be honest I didn’t really read the Mid-Ocean much. I wouldn’t really buy it myself, but did enjoy reading the columns by Tim Hodgson and especially Alvin Williams. I hope that these are picked up by eithe the RG or the Sun. Similarly, I hope that most of the workers involved in the publication of the paper are not greatly affected, and I reckon most of them will be absorbed into the RG.