Twelve daily newspapers and eleven only-Sunday ones are distributed in the United Kingdom. Others circulate in Scotland only and still others serve smaller areas. National daily newspapers publish every day except Sundays and 25 December. Sunday newspapers may be independent; e.g. The Observer was an independent Sunday newspaper from its founding in 1791 until it was acquired by The Guardian in 1993. Many daily newspapers now have Sunday editions, usually with a related name (e.g. The Times and Sunday Times), but are editorially distinct.
UK newspapers can generally be split into two distinct categories: the more serious and intellectual newspapers, usually referred to as the broadsheets due to their large size, and sometimes known collectively as 'the quality press', and others, generally known as tabloids, and collectively as 'the popular press', which have tended to focus more on celebrity coverage and human interest stories rather than political reporting or overseas news. The tabloids in turn have been divided into the more sensationalist mass market titles, or 'red tops', such as The Sun and the Daily Mirror, and the middle-market papers, the Daily Express and the Daily Mail.
The Independent and The Times have changed in recent years to a compact format, not much bigger than that used by the tabloids. The Guardian moved in September 2005 to what is described as a 'Berliner' format, slightly larger than a compact. Its Sunday stablemate The Observer followed suit. Both The Guardian and The Observer now use the tabloid format, having done so since January 2018. Despite these format changes, these newspapers are all still considered 'broadsheets'.
Other Sunday broadsheets, including The Sunday Times, which tend to have a large amount of supplementary sections, have kept their larger-sized format. The national Sunday titles usually have a different layout and style from their weekly sister papers, and are produced by separate journalistic and editorial staff.
All the major UK newspapers currently have websites, some of which provide free access. The Times and The Sunday Times have a paywall requiring payment on a per-day or per-month basis by non-subscribers. The Financial Times business daily also has limited access for non-subscribers. The Independent became available online only upon its last printed edition on 26 March 2016. However unlike the previously mentioned newspapers it does not require any payment to access its news content. Instead the newspaper offers extras for those wishing to sign up to a payment subscription, such as crosswords, Sudoku puzzles, weekend supplements and the ability to automatically download each daily edition to read offline.
Most towns and cities in the UK have at least one local newspaper, such as the Evening Post in Bristol and The Echo in Cardiff. They are not known nationally for their journalism in the way that (despite much syndication) some city-based newspapers in the USA are (e.g. The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe). An exception to this was the Manchester Guardian, which dropped the 'Manchester' from its name in 1959 and relocated its main operations to London in 1964. The Guardian Media Group produced a Mancunian paper, the Manchester Evening News, until 2010 when along with its other local newspapers in the Greater Manchester area it was sold to Trinity Mirror.
|Political party support|
in the 2017 general election
|The Daily Telegraph||Daily||Broadsheet||1855||Chris Evans||Press Holdings (Barclay brothers)||Centre-right, conservative||Conservative Party|
|The Sunday Telegraph||Sundays||Broadsheet||1961||Allister Heath|
|The Times||Daily||Broadsheet (1785 – 2003)
Compact (since 2004)
|1785||John Witherow||News Corporation|
|The Sunday Times||Sundays||Broadsheet||1821||Martin Ivens|
|Financial Times||Daily||Broadsheet||1888||Lionel Barber||Nikkei Inc.||Economically liberal|
|The Guardian||Daily||Berliner (2005 – 2018)
Tabloid (since 2018)
|1821||Katharine Viner||Scott Trust Limited's Guardian Media Group.||Centre-left||Labour Party|
|The Observer||Sundays||Berliner (2006 – 2018)
Tabloid (since 2018)
|The Guardian Weekly||Weekly||Berliner (2005–2018)
Tabloid (since 2018)
|1919||Graham Snowdon (acting)||None|
|i||Daily||Compact||2010||Oliver Duff||Johnston Press||Liberal, centrist||None|
|The Independent||N/A||Broadsheet (1986 – 2004)
Compact (2003 – 2016)
Online only (since 2016)
|1986||Chris Broughton||Sultan Muhammad Abuljadayel||Liberal, non-partisan||None[a]|
|Title||Days of publication||Format||Established||Editor||Owner||Political
|Political party support|
in 2017 General Election
|Daily Mail||Daily||Broadsheet (1896 – 1971)
Tabloid (since 1971)
|1896||Geordie Greig||Daily Mail and General Trust plc||Right-wing, conservative||Conservative Party|
|The Mail on Sunday||Sundays||Tabloid||1982|
|Daily Express||Daily||Broadsheet (1900 – 1977)
Tabloid (since 1978)
|1900||Gary Jones||Reach||Right-wing, Eurosceptic|
|Sunday Express||Sundays||Broadsheet (1918 – 1992)
Tabloid (since 1992)
|The Sun||Daily||Tabloid||1964||Tony Gallagher||News Corporation||Right-wing, conservative|
|The Sun on Sunday||Sundays||Tabloid||2012|
|Daily Mirror||Daily||Tabloid||1903||Lloyd Embley||Reach||Centre-left||Labour Party|
|Sunday People||Sundays||Tabloid||1881||Peter Willis||None|
|Daily Star||Daily||Tabloid||1978||Dawn Neesom||Largely non-political|
|Daily Star Sunday||Sundays||Tabloid||2002||Stuart James|
|Morning Star||Daily||Tabloid||1930||Ben Chacko||People's Press Printing Society||Left-wing, socialist|
|Eastern Eye||Weekly||Tabloid||1989||Asian Media Group||None|
|Title||Days of Publication||Format||Established||Editor||Owner||Political
|London Evening Standard||Weekdays (evening)||Tabloid||1827||George Osborne||Alexander Lebedev(75.1%)
Lord Rothermere (24.9%)
|Centre-right, conservative||Greater London|
|Metro||Weekdays||Tabloid||1999||Ted Young||Daily Mail and General Trust plc||Non-partisan, neutral||Wide availability in the major cities|
|City A.M.||Weekdays (morning)||Tabloid||2005||Christian May||City A.M. Ltd||Centre-right, conservative||Wide availability in the major cities|
|The Shuttle||Weekly||Tabloid||1870||Peter John||Newsquest Media Group||Local politics||Wyre Forest area of Worcestershire|
|Asian Express Uhm Uhm||Weekly||Tabloid||1999||Media Buzz Ltd|
|Yorkshire Reporter||Monthly||Tabloid||2013||Pick up Publications Ltd||Widely available in Leeds and its surrounding areas|
|Title||Market type||Print time||Political alignment||Format||Circulation|
|The Belfast Telegraph||Regional||Morning||British Unionist - Liberal||Compact||35,931|
|The Irish News||Regional||Morning||Irish Nationalist||Compact||33,647|
|The News Letter||Regional||Morning||British Unionist - Conservative||Tabloid||13,374|
|Title||Market type||Print time||Location||Format||Scottish circulation|
|The Herald||National – Quality||Morning||Scottish||Broadsheet||47,020|
|The Scotsman||National – Quality||Morning||Scottish||Compact||38,423|
|The National||National – Mid Market||Morning||Scottish||Compact||30,471|
|Daily Record||National – Tabloid||Morning||Scottish||Tabloid||275,175|
|The Press and Journal||Regional||Morning||Scottish||Compact||71,044|
|Paisley Daily Express||Local||Morning||Scottish||Tabloid||7,538|
|Edinburgh Evening News||Local||Evening||Scottish||Tabloid||39,947|
|The Daily Telegraph (Scottish edition)||National – Quality||Morning||Scottish edition of UK Newspaper||Broadsheet||22,172|
|The Times (Scottish edition)||National – Quality||Morning||Scottish edition of UK Newspaper||Compact||19,994|
|Scottish Daily Express||National – Mid Market||Morning||Scottish edition of UK Newspaper||Tabloid||65,689|
|Scottish Daily Mail||National – Mid Market||Morning||Scottish edition of UK Newspaper||Tabloid||109,643|
|Daily Star of Scotland||National – Tabloid||Morning||Scottish edition of UK Newspaper||Tabloid||65,084|
|Scottish Daily Mirror||National – Tabloid||Morning||Scottish edition of UK Newspaper||Tabloid||24,333|
|The Scottish Sun||National – Tabloid||Morning||Scottish edition of UK Newspaper||Tabloid||314,595|
|The Financial Times||National – Quality||Morning||UK Newspaper widely available in Scotland||Broadsheet||3,528|
|The Guardian||National – Quality||Morning||UK Newspaper widely available in Scotland||Berliner||14,069|
|i||National – Quality||Morning||UK Newspaper widely available in Scotland||Compact||12,411|
|Metro, Scottish Edition||Urban – Free||Morning||Scottish edition of UK Newspaper||Tabloid||125,002|
|Title||Market type||Location||Format||Scottish circulation|
|Scotland on Sunday||National – Quality||Scottish||Broadsheet||50,897|
|Sunday Mail||National – Tabloid||Scottish||Tabloid||354,396|
|The Sunday Post||National – Tabloid||Scottish||Tabloid||224,471|
|The Sunday Times Scotland||National – Quality||Scottish edition of UK Newspaper||Broadsheet||59,502|
|The Sunday Telegraph Scotland||National – Quality||Scottish edition of UK Newspaper||Broadsheet||18,339|
|Mail on Sunday Scotland||National – Mid Market||Scottish edition of UK Newspaper||Tabloid||105,223|
|Scottish Sunday Express||National – Mid Market||Scottish edition of UK Newspaper||Tabloid||35,337|
|Scottish Sunday Mirror||National – Tabloid||Scottish edition of UK Newspaper||Tabloid||21,809|
|The Observer||National – Quality||UK Newspaper widely available in Scotland||Berliner||17,880|
|The Independent on Sunday||National – Quality||UK Newspaper widely available in Scotland||Compact||6,317|
|Daily Star Sunday||National – Tabloid||UK Newspaper widely available in Scotland||Tabloid||26,889|
|The Sunday Sport||National – Tabloid||UK Newspaper widely available in Scotland||Tabloid||n/a|
Papurau Bro ('Area Papers') are Welsh language newspapers produced nominally monthly (typically 10 issues a year with a summer break) which cover the news in a small area - a town, group of parishes, one or a few valleys, etc. - with a circulation of perhaps a few thousand each. There are between 50 and 60 Papurau Bro which cover the whole of Wales, plus the Welsh communities of Liverpool and London. Papers are frequently named after local features, connections, crafts, etc., or in dialect (clebran, clecs, clochdar, and clonc; all imply 'gossip'). The first papur bro (Y Dinesydd) appeared in 1973 in Cardiff, and the following decade saw the establishment of most of the others. Much of the work of producing the papers is done voluntarily (aside from the printing), although financial support is given by Bwrdd yr Iaith (Welsh Language Board). Some of the papers listed may have ceased publication.
Several newspapers in languages other than English are published in Britain, for immigrant and expatriate readers. Newspapers, both national and local, in Arabic, Bulgarian, Bangla, Italian, Korean, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Urdu, and other languages are published.
|BG Ben||Fortnightly||Bulgarian||Bulgarian newspaper for people living in UK|
|Hanin Herald||Weekly||Korean||Newspaper for the Korean community in the UK and abroad|
|Dziennik Polski||Daily||Polish||Newspaper aimed at Britain's Polish community|
|Cooltura||Weekly||Polish||Most popular magazine for the Polish community in the UK|
|Goniec Polski Polish Weekly Magazine||Weekly||Polish||Magazine for the Polish community in the UK|
|Polish Express||Weekly||Polish||Tabloid magazine for the Polish Community in the UK|
|Nowy Czas||Fortnightly||Polish||Magazine for educated Polish people living in UK|
|Sing Tao||Daily||Chinese||Newspaper aimed at Britain's and Europe's Chinese community|
|Achievements||Russian||UK's national Russian newspaper|
|Nuacht24||Daily||Irish||For the Irish speaking community of Northern Ireland and Irish immigrants|
|Y Cymro||Weekly||Welsh||For the Welsh-speaking areas of Wales and Welsh immigrants|
|Garavi Gujarat||Weekly||Gujarati||Newspaper for the Gujarati community in the UK established in 1968|
"A Conflict of Interest" is the twelfth episode of the BBC comedy series Yes, Prime Minister and was first broadcast 31 December 1987.Burney Collection of Newspapers
The Burney Collection consists of over 1,270 17th-18th century newspapers and other news materials, gathered by Charles Burney, most notable for the 18th-century London newspapers. The original collection, totalling almost 1 million pages, is held by the British Library.Cornish Guardian
The Cornish Guardian (founded 1901) is a weekly newspaper in Cornwall, England, UK, which is part of the Cornwall & Devon Media group. Its head office is in Truro and it is published in seven separate editions:
Lostwithiel and Fowey edition
North Cornwall edition
South East Cornwall edition
St Austell edition
Wadebridge editionIn 2012, Local World acquired Cornwall & Devon Media owner Northcliffe Media from Daily Mail and General Trust.Daily Record (Scotland)
The Daily Record is a Scottish tabloid newspaper based in Glasgow. It is published six days a week, and its sister paper is the Sunday Mail. As part of Reach plc, it has a close kinship with the British-based Daily Mirror, with major stories of British significance being reported in both titles.
The Daily Record had a print circulation in December 2016 of 160,557, a drop of 9.7% year on year. According to NRS PADD figures, the Daily Record is by far the leading news brand in Scotland with a total audience of 3.1 million (rising to 3.4 million including the Sunday Mail). This compares with The Scottish Sun's audience in Scotland of 1.41 million and The Scotsman at 1.13 million. The Daily Record's print sales are dropping at a rate of over 20,000 a year. Its January 2010 circulation was 323,831. This has dropped to a January 2017 circulation of 155,772.Derbyshire Times
The Derbyshire Times is a weekly local newspaper published in northern Derbyshire, each edition being on sale from Thursday. Its headquarters are in Chesterfield and much of its coverage centres on the town and the surrounding area. The newspaper also covers parts of the Peak District and Amber Valley areas. The Derbyshire Times is the biggest selling weekly newspaper in the county and in Britain’s top ten for circulation. Published in five editions - Chesterfield/Clay Cross, East, North East, Alfreton area, and Matlock/Peak – is read by over 108,000 readers every week.The Derbyshire Times (and Chesterfield Herald) was first published on Saturday, January 7, 1854. Historical copies of the Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald, dating back to 1854, are available to search and view in digitised form at The British Newspaper Archive.It made history in 1893 when it became the first weekly newspaper in England to introduce the linotype setting machine. Later owned by the Edmunds family, the DT bought the Derbyshire Courier in 1922 and amalgamated two old rivals to become one paper. In 1978 the paper's publisher Wilfred Edmunds Ltd became the first English acquisition of Falkirk-based publishers F. Johnston & Co, which later became Johnston Press.
The paper switched from a broadsheet format to tabloid in March 1986 and entered the world of multimedia publishing in 1999 with the launch of its website.
The paper has a staff of 4 reporters and 4 photographers, which is supported by a team of voluntary correspondents. The newspaper contains several supplements focusing on property, motoring, business and entertainment in the area. Once possessing their own printing facility at their Chesterfield premises, the Derbyshire Times has been printed at Johnston Press's Sheffield Web facility in Dinnington since 2007.Endorsements in the 2010 United Kingdom general election
During the 2010 United Kingdom general election, a number of newspapers made endorsements of a political party. Here is an incomplete list.
A number of newspapers changed their endorsements from the previous general election, in 2005. The most notable changes were those of The Sun, The Times, the Sunday Times and the News of the World (all owned by News International), to the Conservative Party, having all backed Labour since 1997.
The Financial Times, the Evening Standard, The Economist also switched their endorsement from Labour to the Conservatives. The Liberal Democrats picked up the endorsement of The Guardian and The Observer.Financial Times
The Financial Times (FT) is an English-language international daily newspaper owned by Nikkei Inc, headquartered in London, with a special emphasis on business and economic news.
The paper was founded in 1888 by James Sheridan and Horatio Bottomley, and merged in 1945 with its closest rival, the Financial News (which had been founded in 1884).
The Financial Times has more than 942,000 "paid-for" users (as of November 2018) and over 740,000 digital subscribers.
On 23 July 2015, Nikkei Inc. agreed to buy the Financial Times from Pearson for £844m ($1.32 billion) and the acquisition was completed on 30 November 2015.List of magazines in the United Kingdom
The following is an incomplete list of current and defunct magazines published in the United Kingdom.List of newspapers by circulation
This is a list of paid daily newspapers in the world by average circulation. Worldwide newspaper circulation figures are compiled by the International Federation of Audit Bureaux of Circulations and World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers. This list shows the latest figures that are publicly available through either organisation.
Some figures are disputed; the numbers for Japanese newspapers have been subjected to claims of "oshigami" (exaggeration by over-supplying papers to businesses). Free newspapers are not included in the list.List of newspapers in London
This list of newspapers in London is divided into papers sold throughout the region and local publications. It is further divided into paid for and free titles. The newspaper industry in England is dominated by national newspapers, all of which are edited in London, although The Guardian began as the Manchester Guardian. For a list of the national newspapers available in London see List of newspapers in the United Kingdom.List of newspapers in the United Kingdom by circulation
At the start of the 19th century, the highest-circulation newspaper in the United Kingdom was the Morning Post, which sold around 4,000 copies per day, twice the sales of its nearest rival. As production methods improved, print runs increased and newspapers were sold at lower prices. By 1828, the Morning Herald was selling the most copies, but it was soon overtaken by The Times.Pubs would typically take in one or two papers for their customers to read, and through this method, by the 1850s the newspaper of the licensed trade, the Morning Advertiser, had the second highest circulation. Sales of The Times were around 40,000, and it had around 80% of the entire daily newspaper market, but Sunday papers were more popular, some boasting sales of more than 100,000. Later in the century, the Daily News came to prominence, selling 150,000 copies a day in the 1870s, while by 1890, The Daily Telegraph had a circulation of 300,000. Sunday newspaper sales also grew rapidly, with Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper being the first to sell one million copies an issue.The press was changed by the introduction of halfpenny papers. The first national halfpenny paper was the Daily Mail (followed by the Daily Express and the Daily Mirror), which became the first weekday paper to sell one million copies around 1911. Circulation continued to increase, reaching a peak in the mid-1950s; sales of the News of the World reached a peak of more than eight million in 1950. Since the 1950s, there has been a gradual decline in newspaper sales. The availability of multimedia news platforms has accelerated this decline in the 21st century, and by the close of 2014, no UK daily or Sunday newspaper had a circulation exceeding two million. The overall circulation of newspapers declined by 6.6% in 2014–15.In February 2018 The Sun's 40-year dominance at the top of the circulation charts was eclipsed by the free Metro newspaper for the first time.New Nation
New Nation was a weekly newspaper published in the UK for the Black British community. Launched in 1996, the newspaper was Britain's Number 1-selling black newspaper. The paper was published every Monday.
New Nation was published by Ethnic Media Group, a leading publisher of weekly newspapers, magazines, websites and digital newspapers for Britain’s African, Caribbean, Black British and Asian communities in the UK, until the company went into administration in 2009. It pioneered the development of Black and Asian digital newspapers, reaching a global audience. It published its final online issue on February 17, 2016.The newspaper featured a mix of news, sport, social and political issues. It also had a recruitment and personal section. Its weekly entertainment section, The Buzz, featured black music, gospel, general entertainment features as well as exclusive interviews. "Legal Ease" was a legal column written by barrister Ryan Clement, the author of Legal Eyes, that used to be a legal column in the weekly newspaper The Voice, which was New Nation′s main competitor.
In 2003, when several UK newspapers were furnished with details about the death of Margie Schoedinger, a black woman who had filed rape charges against George W. Bush, only the New Nation chose to publish the story.Newspapers of Yorkshire
The newspapers of Yorkshire have a long history, stretching back to the 18th century. Regional newspapers have enjoyed varying fortunes, reflected in the large number of now-defunct papers from Yorkshire.Oldham Evening Chronicle
The Oldham Evening Chronicle was a daily newspaper published each weekday evening. It served the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, in Greater Manchester, England. There were also four sister editions, called the Oldham Extra, Saddleworth Extra, Tameside Extra and Dale Times, which were published on the first Thursday of each month. The paper was owned by Hirst, Kidd and Rennie Ltd.
In February 2018, the main Evening Chronicle title relaunched online after it was bought by a local radio station.The Argus (Brighton)
The Argus is a local newspaper based in Brighton and Hove in East Sussex, with editions serving the city of Brighton and Hove and the other parts of both East and West Sussex. Its current editor is Arron Hendy.The Pall Mall Gazette
The Pall Mall Gazette was an evening newspaper founded in London on 7 February 1865 by George Murray Smith; its first editor was Frederick Greenwood. In 1921, The Globe merged into The Pall Mall Gazette, which itself was absorbed into the Evening Standard in 1923.The Voice (newspaper)
The Voice, founded in 1982, is the only British national Afro-Caribbean weekly newspaper operating in the United Kingdom. The paper is based in the London and is published every Thursday.The Wharf (newspaper)
The Wharf is a free local newspaper produced at Canary Wharf, England.
It was set up in 1998, as such covering the transformation of the Isle of Dogs as it became an important financial centre. The Wharf is based in One Canada Square, a sister paper to the Daily Mirror, the Sunday Mirror and The People, all part of the Mirror Group Newspapers, itself part of Trinity Mirror.
A free publication, The Wharf is published weekly and aims to provide news and entertainment to the tens of thousands of people who work on the Canary Wharf estate.Western Morning News
The Western Morning News is a daily regional newspaper founded in 1860, and covering the West Country including Devon, Cornwall, Isles of Scilly and parts of Somerset and Dorset in the South West of England.
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