Originally Posted by itimpi
I suspect it is some sort of automated 'tidy' function to stop old news clagging up your calibre library?
Hah, that looks like it is it. If you set it back to older than 5 days, it removes it, any more recent, it keeps it. This lines up with the "Schedule News download" dialog, but there appears to be no way to turn it off, just increase the date range.
The only way I can see to actually disable it is if a recipe was setup, and you can disable the cleanup from the recipe. I guess I can dig into that a bit, though both of the ones mostly impacted by this issue are behind login walls, and provide either PDF or ePub downloads (along with random URLs).
Thanks for the hint, I didn't even think the news maintenance stuff would kick in when I don't have it set to download any news.