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Rival dailies carry Trump win in morning print editions

Two rival dailies carried news of Donald Trump’s victory in the American election in print this morning.

Both the Manchester Evening News and Oldham Evening Chronicle’s front pages featured the confirmed result, following Democrat Hillary Clinton’s concession at around 7.35am Greenwich Mean Time.

The MEN ran the result on the front page of its home edition, which is delivered to houses on its patch. The edition also went on sale at outlets in Manchester city centre from 11am.

Republican candidate Mr Trump will become America’s 45th President when he is sworn in next year.


The Chronicle, which still prints on the same day, also carried the news on its front page.

Mr Trump secured the 270 Electoral College votes required for victory after winning support in key swing states including Florida and Pennsylvania.


The Glasgow Evening Times echoed the MEN by running the news on the front page of its home edition, which is also being sold by city centre vendors.

Its edition features reaction from Scottish, national and international political leaders.

Editor Graham Shields said: “The US election is what everyone is talking about today and we are delighted to be able to give our readers coverage of the big story.

“Our motto may be ‘Nobody Knows Glasgow Better’ but today Donald Trump is the only story in town.”


Elsewhere in Scotland, the Dundee daily The Courier ran a US election special announcing the result.


This was echoed in a special run by its DC Thomson sister title, Aberdeen’s Press and Journal.


Other newspapers ran special editions prior to the result being confirmed.

A Scotsman 4.30am election special described the election as going “right down to the wire”, but declined to call a victory for either candidate at that stage.



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  • November 9, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    I really hope the MEN’s headline isn’t a prediction.

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  • November 9, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    Scotsman was a waste of time, who cares if it was 4.30am or 5.30am, they didn’t break any news there.

    Turn back the clock a few years and every daily regional would have printed the result. Most now have deadlines the day before, then they wonder why sales keep dropping.

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  • November 10, 2016 at 11:34 am

    What was the point? Anyone with a genuine interest would have been sitting in front of the TV all night and already be aware of the outcome. Can’t imagine either version contained anything but the basic details which wouldn’t have had the good folks of Glodwick queueing up on the newsagent’s doorstep.

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  • November 10, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    And all the Evening News, which are really out in newsagents from 5am!

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