The Sunday Mirror is the Sunday sister paper of the Daily Mirror. It began life in 1915 as the Sunday Pictorial and was renamed the Sunday Mirror in 1963. In 2016 it had an average weekly circulation of 620,861, dropping markedly to 505,508 the following year. Competing with other papers, in July 2011, on the second weekend after the closure of the News of the World, more than 2,000,000 copies sold, the highest level since January 2000; the paper launched as the Sunday Pictorial on 14 March 1915. Lord Rothermere – who owned the paper – introduced the Sunday Pictorial to the British public with the idea of striking a balance between responsible reporting of great issues of the day and sheer entertainment. Although the newspaper has gone through many refinements in its near 100-year history those original core values are still in place today. Since 1915, the paper has continually published the best and most revealing pictures of the famous and the infamous, reported on major national and international events.
The first editor of the Sunday Pictorial, or the Sunday Pic as it was known, was F. R Sanderson, his launch edition led with three stories on the front page, two of which reported from the front line of the war: "THE TASK OF THE RED CROSS" and "ALL THAT WAS LEFT OF A BIG GUN". From day one the paper was a huge success and within six months of launch the Sunday Pictorial was selling more than one million copies. One of the reasons for this early success was due to a series of articles written by Winston Churchill. In 1915, disillusioned with government, resigned from the Cabinet; the articles he wrote for the Sunday Pictorial attracted such high levels of interest that sales lifted by 400,000 copies every time his stories appeared. A further reason for the paper's success was its political influence; as a popular paper that always spoke its mind, the Sunday Pictorial struck a chord with millions. Sport was a key ingredient of the Sunday Pictorial's success. Football then, made it onto the front pages, for many of the same reasons it does today: WEMBLEY STADIUM STORMED BY EXCITED CUP FINAL CROWDS dominates a front page from 1923.
Although the paper's early life started with a flourish, by the mid-1930s its success began to flounder. That, all changed when the editorship was given to 24-year-old Hugh Cudlipp in 1937. Within three years of taking over he saw the circulation of the paper rise to more than 1,700,000 by the time he went to fight in World War II in 1940. On resuming the editorship in 1946, Cudlipp developed the Sunday Pic to reflect the greater social awareness of the post-war years. In all, Cudlipp edited the title for three long spells and has been described as the "greatest of all popular journalists". After his final editorship in 1953 he became editor-in-chief and editorial director of Mirror Group, where he pushed the daily title, the Daily Mirror, to a circulation in excess of five million copies. Cultural change in perspectives towards homosexualityReflecting prevailing cultural views across the papers across the generations, in 1952, the Sunday Pictorial ran a three-part series entitled "Evil Men" promising an "end to the conspiracy of silence" about homosexuality in Britain.
"Most people know there are such things –'pansies' – mincing, young men who call themselves queers but simple decent folk regard them as freaks and rarities." The Sunday Pictorial compared homosexuality to a "spreading fungus" that had contaminated "generals, fighter pilots, engine drivers and boxers". In April 1963, under its new title, the paper published a two-page guide called "How to Spot a Homo" which, inter alia, listed "shifty glances", "dropped eyes" and "a fondness for the theatre" as signs of being gay. In December 2012 before MPs voted for gay marriage, the paper reported, "Cameron and Clegg ruin progressive moves by making it illegal for Anglican church to conduct gay marriage ceremonies" in one of its campaign articles entitled "Gay marriage is jilted: Vicars lose chance to join 21st century"; this sided with organisations such as Stonewall in supporting the move, against the more traditional majority of decision makers in the established and catholic churches, as well as in Judaism and the main forms of Islam.
In 1963 the newspaper’s name was changed to the Sunday Mirror. One of the earliest stories covered by the newly named paper was the Profumo Affair, catastrophic for the government of the day. While frontbenchers involved in sleaze scandals exposed in the British press have led to reshuffles, contemporary accounts and research has credited the coverage, associating the involved young socialite to a Russian senior attaché, for triggering the replacement of the conservative prime minister with another, Alec Douglas-Home; this leader was less popular, alongside many press reports of scandals in the Macmillan Ministry, this led to the party's election defeat of 1964 and to the establishment of the second Labour Ministry after World War II led by twice-Prime Minister Harold Wilson. In 1974, following a succession of editors, Robert Edwards took the chair and within a year, circulation rose to 5.3 million. Edwards remained for a record 13 years, ended as deputy chairman of Mirror Group in 1985. By the end of his time in charge Edwards oversaw the introduction of colour to the paper.
The paper introduced the Sunday Mirror Magazine which had an extra-large format and was printed on glossy paper. It had the best of big name stories, star photographs, money-saving offers and glittering prizes for competition winners. Today's incarnation of the magazine is Notebook. In 1992 the Sunday Mirror was criticized and challenged by attorneys of Mel Gibson for reporting what was said in confidential Alconholics Anony
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper. It was founded in 1821 as The Manchester Guardian, changed its name in 1959. Along with its sister papers The Observer and The Guardian Weekly, the Guardian is part of the Guardian Media Group, owned by the Scott Trust; the trust was created in 1936 to "secure the financial and editorial independence of the Guardian in perpetuity and to safeguard the journalistic freedom and liberal values of the Guardian free from commercial or political interference". The trust was converted into a limited company in 2008, with a constitution written so as to maintain for The Guardian the same protections as were built into the structure of the Scott Trust by its creators. Profits are reinvested in journalism rather than distributed to shareholders; the current editor is Katharine Viner: she succeeded Alan Rusbridger in 2015. Since 2018, the paper's main newsprint sections have been published in tabloid format; as of November that year, its print edition had a daily circulation of 136,834.
The newspaper has an online edition, TheGuardian.com, as well as two international websites, Guardian Australia and Guardian US. The paper's readership is on the mainstream left of British political opinion, its reputation as a platform for liberal and left-wing editorial has led to the use of the "Guardian reader" and "Guardianista" as often-pejorative epithets for those of left-leaning or "politically correct" tendencies. Frequent typographical errors in the paper led Private Eye magazine to dub it the "Grauniad" in the 1960s, a nickname still used today. In an Ipsos MORI research poll in September 2018 designed to interrogate the public's trust of specific titles online, The Guardian scored highest for digital-content news, with 84% of readers agreeing that they "trust what see in it". A December 2018 report of a poll by the Publishers Audience Measurement Company stated that the paper's print edition was found to be the most trusted in the UK in the period from October 2017 to September 2018.
It was reported to be the most-read of the UK's "quality newsbrands", including digital editions. While The Guardian's print circulation is in decline, the report indicated that news from The Guardian, including that reported online, reaches more than 23 million UK adults each month. Chief among the notable "scoops" obtained by the paper was the 2011 News International phone-hacking scandal—and in particular the hacking of the murdered English teenager Milly Dowler's phone; the investigation led to the closure of the News of the World, the UK's best-selling Sunday newspaper and one of the highest-circulation newspapers in history. In June 2013, The Guardian broke news of the secret collection by the Obama administration of Verizon telephone records, subsequently revealed the existence of the surveillance program PRISM after knowledge of it was leaked to the paper by the whistleblower and former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. In 2016, The Guardian led an investigation into the Panama Papers, exposing then-Prime Minister David Cameron's links to offshore bank accounts.
It has been named "newspaper of the year" four times at the annual British Press Awards: most in 2014, for its reporting on government surveillance. The Manchester Guardian was founded in Manchester in 1821 by cotton merchant John Edward Taylor with backing from the Little Circle, a group of non-conformist businessmen, they launched their paper after the police closure of the more radical Manchester Observer, a paper that had championed the cause of the Peterloo Massacre protesters. Taylor had been hostile to the radical reformers, writing: "They have appealed not to the reason but the passions and the suffering of their abused and credulous fellow-countrymen, from whose ill-requited industry they extort for themselves the means of a plentiful and comfortable existence, they do not toil, neither do they spin, but they live better than those that do." When the government closed down the Manchester Observer, the mill-owners' champions had the upper hand. The influential journalist Jeremiah Garnett joined Taylor during the establishment of the paper, all of the Little Circle wrote articles for the new paper.
The prospectus announcing the new publication proclaimed that it would "zealously enforce the principles of civil and religious Liberty warmly advocate the cause of Reform endeavour to assist in the diffusion of just principles of Political Economy and support, without reference to the party from which they emanate, all serviceable measures". In 1825 the paper merged with the British Volunteer and was known as The Manchester Guardian and British Volunteer until 1828; the working-class Manchester and Salford Advertiser called the Manchester Guardian "the foul prostitute and dirty parasite of the worst portion of the mill-owners". The Manchester Guardian was hostile to labour's claims. Of the 1832 Ten Hours Bill, the paper doubted whether in view of the foreign competition "the passing of a law positively enacting a gradual destruction of the cotton manufacture in this kingdom would be a much less rational procedure." The Manchester Guardian dismissed strikes as the work of outside agitators: " if an accommodation can be effected, the occupation of the agents of the Union is gone.
They live on strife "The Manchester Guardian was critical of US President Abraham Lincoln's conduct during the US Civil War, writing on the news that Abraham Lincoln had been assassinated: "Of his rule, we can never speak except as a series of acts abhorrent to every true notion of constitutional right and human liberty " C. P. Scott ma
The Grimsby Telegraph is a daily British regional newspaper for the town of Grimsby and the surrounding area that makes up North East Lincolnshire including the rural towns of Market Rasen and Louth. The main area for the paper's distribution is around Grimsby and Cleethorpes, it is published six days a week with a free sister paper being published once per week. The paper was founded in 1897 as the Eastern Daily Telegraph. In 1899, it was renamed the Grimsby Daily Telegraph, while in 1932 it became the Grimsby Evening Telegraph. In 2002, it adopted its present name. On 26 October 1976, after the newspaper offices and been knocked down and rebuilt, Princess Royal visited Grimsby and opened the new offices; the newspaper began publication in "full-colour" print for the first time in 1995 for all editorial sections. In March 1999, the newspaper launched its www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk website to break stories from the Grimsby Evening Telegraph as well as its sister weeklies, the Grimsby Target. Due to economic downturn and cost-cutting measures were put into place by the end of 2008, Daily Mail and General Trust closed their regional printing arm – Harmsworth printing plant, several Northcliffe newspapers were printed at the Cleethorpes Road site in Grimsby including the Hull Daily Mail.
After spending 118 years at offices located in Cleethorpe Road, Grimsby Telegraph moved to new offices in October 2015, on the first floor of Heritage House on Fisherman's Wharf – next to Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre. As part of a Trinity Mirror restructure, Neil Hodgkinson, editor of the Hull Daily Mail, was promoted to Editor-in-chief in February 2016 for Humber and Lincolnshire regions, overseeing the Grimsby Telegraph, Scunthorpe Telegraph and Lincolnshire Echo as well as the Mail; the weekly sister paper, free, circulates under the name of Grimsby Post and Cleethorpes Post respectively. Due to public demand, the Grimsby Target was relaunched in September 2015, it had closed back in March 2007. In 2012, Local World acquired owner Northcliffe Media from General Trust. In September 2015, Daily Mail and General Trust confirmed it had entered into talks to sell Local World to Trinity Mirror. Following the acquisition of the UK publishing assets of Northern & Shell, including the Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star and OK!.
Print sales fell to 19,824, a drop of 5.1 percent year on year in the second half of 2014. Circulation in the second half of 2016 was 9.4 percent year on year to an average of 16,406 copies per night, offset due to website growth. The Grimsby Telegraph won "Scoop of the Year" in 1994 at the British Press Awards. Junior reporter Clare Henderson for the newspaper discovered hours before the official announcement that Norman Lamont was resigning as Chancellor of the Exchequer after his mother, who lived in Grimsby had been told by her son he was quitting, beating the country's top political journalists and Fleet Street's finest. In 2001, Grimsby Telegraph won the pan-European award for customer service; the Grimsby Telegraph was named regional best "Front page" of the year for 2007 at the Press Gazette awards. Monday – 12-page bygones section Tuesday – Young Stars youth sports section Wednesday – Midweek Guide, what’s-on section Thursday – Motor Mail Friday – Property Guide Saturday – Weekend Guide, including TV listings, cinema information and local shows and gigs Grimsby Telegraph website
Southampton is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire, England. It is 70 miles south-west of 15 miles west north-west of Portsmouth. Southampton is the closest city to the New Forest, it lies at the northernmost point of Southampton Water at the confluence of the Rivers Test and Itchen, with the River Hamble joining to the south of the urban area. The city, a unitary authority, has an estimated population of 253,651; the city's name is sometimes abbreviated in writing to "So'ton" or "Soton", a resident of Southampton is called a Sotonian. Significant employers in the city include Southampton City Council, the University of Southampton, Solent University, Southampton Airport, Ordnance Survey, BBC South, the NHS, ABP and Carnival UK. Southampton is noted for its association with the RMS Titanic, the Spitfire and more in the World War II narrative as one of the departure points for D-Day, more as the home port of a number of the largest cruise ships in the world. Southampton has retail park, Westquay.
In 2014, the city council approved a neighbouring followup Westquay South which opened in 2016–2017. In the 2001 census Southampton and Portsmouth were recorded as being parts of separate urban areas; this built-up area is part of the metropolitan area known as South Hampshire, known as Solent City in the media when discussing local governance organisational changes. With a population of over 1.5 million this makes the region one of the United Kingdom's most populous metropolitan areas. Archaeological finds suggest. Following the Roman invasion of Britain in AD 43 and the conquering of the local Britons in AD 70 the fortress settlement of Clausentum was established, it was an important trading port and defensive outpost of Winchester, at the site of modern Bitterne Manor. Clausentum is thought to have contained a bath house. Clausentum was not abandoned until around 410; the Anglo-Saxons formed a new, settlement across the Itchen centred on what is now the St Mary's area of the city. The settlement was known as Hamwic, which evolved into Hamtun and Hampton.
Archaeological excavations of this site have uncovered one of the best collections of Saxon artefacts in Europe. It is from this town. Viking raids from 840 onwards contributed to the decline of Hamwic in the 9th century, by the 10th century a fortified settlement, which became medieval Southampton, had been established. Following the Norman Conquest in 1066, Southampton became the major port of transit between the capital of England and Normandy. Southampton Castle was built in the 12th century and surviving remains of 12th-century merchants' houses such as King John's House and Canute's Palace are evidence of the wealth that existed in the town at this time. By the 13th century Southampton had become a leading port involved in the import of French wine in exchange for English cloth and wool; the Franciscan friary in Southampton was founded circa 1233. The friars constructed a water supply system in 1290, which carried water from Conduit Head some 1.1 miles to the site of the friary inside the town walls.
Further remains can be observed at Conduit House on Commercial Road. The friars granted use of the water to the town in 1310; the town was sacked in 1338 by French and Monegasque ships. On visiting Southampton in 1339, Edward III ordered that walls be built to'close the town'; the extensive rebuilding—part of the walls dates from 1175—culminated in the completion of the western walls in 1380. Half of the walls, 13 of the original towers, six gates survive. In 1348, the Black Death reached England via merchant vessels calling at Southampton. Prior to King Henry's departure for the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the ringleaders of the "Southampton Plot"—Richard, Earl of Cambridge, Henry Scrope, 3rd Baron Scrope of Masham, Sir Thomas Grey of Heton—were accused of high treason and tried at what is now the Red Lion public house in the High Street, they were summarily executed outside the Bargate. The city walls include God's House Tower, built in 1417, the first purpose-built artillery fortification in England.
Over the years it has been used as home to the city's gunner, the Town Gaol and as storage for the Southampton Harbour Board. Until September 2011, it housed the Museum of Archaeology; the walls were completed in the 15th century, but development of several new fortifications along Southampton Water and the Solent by Henry VIII meant that Southampton was no longer dependent upon its fortifications. During the Middle Ages, shipbuilding had become an important industry for the town. Henry V's famous warship HMS Grace Dieu was built in Southampton and launched in 1418; the friars passed on ownership of the water supply system itself to the town in 1420. On the other hand, many of the medieval buildings once situated within the town walls are now in ruins or have disappeared altogether. From successive incarnations of the motte and bailey castle, only a section of the bailey wall remains today, lying just off Castle Way; the friary was dissolved in 1538 but its ruins remained until they were swept away in the 1940s.
The port was the point of departure for the Pilgrim Fathers aboard Mayflower in 1620. In 1642, during the English Civil War, a Parliamentary gar
Venue was the listings magazine for the Bristol and Bath areas of the UK. It was founded in 1982 by journalists, working for another Bristol magazine, Out West, consciously modelled on London's Time Out magazine. Published fortnightly, Venue gained a reputation for the quality and authority of its coverage of the local arts and entertainments scene, it played a leading part in re-establishing Ashton Court Festival and was an early champion of the Bristol Sound in the early 1990s. It continued to play a significant role in nurturing and promoting local art, theatre and music until its closure in April 2012. Venue's last editor was the playwright Tom Wainwright. Venue had a reputation for investigative reporting of local issues, including health, local politics and environmental matters. Venue featured humour and satire which many found attractive, but, criticised as puerile. Stand-up comedian Mark Watson and comedy scriptwriter Stephen Merchant both worked for Venue when they were younger. Author and reviewer Kim Newman contributed regularly.
Another author, Eugene Byrne, one of the magazine's founders, remained involved with it as Consulting Editor until the magazine ceased publication. In 2000 the company was sold to Bristol United Press, the company which runs the Bristol Evening Post and Western Daily Press newspapers. BUP in turn was owned by the Northcliffe Newspaper Group, part of the Daily Mail & General Trust group; the takeover by BUP was controversial with many readers and staff because the conservative political outlook of the Daily Mail was different to that of Venue. In 2001, Venue magazine started to publish weekly, trading as Venue Publishing, the company diversified further in the years after this, it produced a successful controlled circulation lifestyle monthly, Folio, as well as several annual guides including Eating Out West, Drinking Out West, Days Out West, a Student Guide for Bristol and Bath and a Festival Guide. Venue Publishing undertook contract publishing for large local events such as the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta and the Bristol Harbour Festival.
In 2005, Venue Publishing established an in-house design agency, offering design services to external clients. The magazine was associated with some other provincial listings magazines in the 1980s like Manchester's, Southampton's Due South Magazine and The List which covers Edinburgh and Glasgow. Only the latter is still publishing; the Bristol Evening Post ceased its Saturday edition in April 2012. A month on 25 May 2012, The Post launched a new 64-page lifestyle magazine, The Weekend, a supplement included with its Friday edition; this carried many listings and entertainment articles derived from the Venue website and was justifiably straplined powered by Venue. From issue #43 of The Weekend, the strapline was dropped; the Weekend magazine was relaunched with issue #252 as a larger-format publication, but still carrying many of the original Venue-style listings. However, the distinctive Venue logo continued to be seen in printed format each Wednesday in a section of three or four pages in that day's Bristol edition of the free Metro, the section being headed "WHAT'S ON - The week ahead with Venue".
The Venue name still continued on periodic publications such as Venue Festival Guide'13 and Eating Out West 2013/14, the latter title reflecting the title of the magazine's own predecessor. The Venue website, one of the longest-running commercial websites in the UK, was set up in 1995. Since the demise of the printed Venue magazine, the website continues to include event listings, music and comedy reviews, selected features from the Bristol Post's Weekend supplement, several of the annual guides and includes a popular free personal advertisements section. Venue Magazine Final Post; the Venue website was closed by Local World at 11am on Friday 29 November 2013. Venue writers and photographers etc. published an open letter on the site which subsequently went viral and was picked up by Buzzfeed
Jon Ronson is a Welsh journalist and documentary filmmaker whose works include The Men Who Stare at Goats and The Psychopath Test. He has been described as a gonzo journalist, he produces sceptical investigations of controversial fringe politics and science. He has published nine books and his work has appeared in British publications such as The Guardian, City Life and Time Out, he has made several BBC Television documentary films and two documentary series for Channel 4. Ronson attended Cardiff High School, he worked for CBC Radio in Cardiff before moving to London for a degree in Media Studies at the Polytechnic of Central London. Ronson, culturally Jewish, is a "distinguished supporter" of Humanists UK, he is married to Elaine Patterson. Ronson has spoken of his "adoration" of the club. Ronson's first book, Clubbed Class, is a travelogue in which he bluffs his way into a jet set lifestyle, in search of the world's finest holiday, his second book, Them: Adventures with Extremists chronicles his experiences with people labelled as extremists.
Subjects in the book include David Icke, Randy Weaver, Omar Bakri Muhammad, Ian Paisley, Alex Jones, Thom Robb. Ronson follows independent investigators of secretive groups such as the Bilderberg Group; the narrative tells of Ronson's attempts to infiltrate the "shadowy cabal" fabled, by these conspiracy theorists, to rule the world. The book was described by Louis Theroux as a "funny and compulsively readable picaresque adventure through a paranoid shadow world." Variety magazine announced in September 2005 that Them was purchased by Universal Pictures for a feature film. Ronson contributed the memoir A Fantastic Life to the Picador anthology Truth or Dare, in 2004. Ronson's third book, The Men Who Stare at Goats, deals with the secret New Age unit within the United States Army called the First Earth Battalion. Ronson investigates people such as Major General Albert Stubblebine III, former head of intelligence, who believe that people can walk through walls with the right mental preparation, that goats can be killed by staring at them.
Much was based on the ideas of Lt. Col. Jim Channon, ret. who wrote the First Earth Battalion Operations Manual in 1979, inspired by the emerging Human Potential Movement of California. The book suggests that these New Age military ideas mutated over the decades to influence interrogation techniques at Guantanamo Bay. An eponymous film of the book was released in 2009, in which Ronson's investigations were fictionalised and structured around a journey to Iraq. Ronson is played by the actor Ewan McGregor in the film. Ronson's fourth book, Out of the Ordinary: True Tales of Everyday Craziness is a collection of his Guardian articles those concerning his domestic life. A companion volume was: More True Tales of Everyday Craziness; the Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry is Ronson's fifth book. In it, he explores the nature of psychopathic behaviour, learning how to apply the Hare Psychopathy Checklist, investigating its reliability, he interviews people in facilities for the criminally insane as well as potential psychopaths in corporate boardrooms.
The book's findings have been rejected by The Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy and by Robert D. Hare, creator of the Hare Psychopathy Checklist. Hare described the book as "frivolous and professionally disconcerting". Lost at Sea: The Jon Ronson Mysteries is Ronson's sixth book. Ronson's book, So You've Been Publicly Shamed, concerns the effects of public humiliation in the internet age. Ronson's main radio work is the production and presentation of a BBC Radio 4 programme, Jon Ronson on... The program has been nominated for a Sony award four times. In August 2008, Radio 4 aired "Robbie Williams and Jon Ronson Journey to the Other Side", a documentary by Jon Ronson about pop star Williams' fascination with UFOs and the paranormal. In the early 1990s, Ronson was offered the position of sidekick on Terry Christian's Show on Manchester radio station KFM. Ronson co-presented a KFM show with Craig Cash, who went on to write and perform in The Royle Family and Early Doors. Ronson contributes to Public Radio International in the United States the program This American Life.
He has contributed segments to the episodes "Them", "Family Physics", "Naming Names", "It's Never Over", "Habeas Schmaebeas", "The Spokesman", "Pro Se", "The Psychopath Test". Ronson hosted and wrote the podcast The Butterfly Effect, released in November 2017 by Audible; the show focusses on internet pornography, Fabian Thylmann and PornHub's effect on the industry. Ronson subsequently hosted and wrote the podcast The Last Days of August, released in January 2019, it focusses on the 2017 death of pornstar August Ames. In the late 1980s, Ronson replaced Mark Radcliffe as the keyboard player for the Frank Sidebottom band for a number of performances. Ronson was the manager of the Manchester indie band Man From Delmonte. Ronson presented the late nineties talk show "For The Love Of...", in which each week he would interview a gathering of guests and experts on different phenomena and conspiracy theories. Ronson has appeared as a guest on many shows, such as Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled. Ronson sold the film rights to The Men Who Stare at Goats and a movie of the same name was released in 2009 as a comedy war film directed by Grant Heslov and written by Peter Straughan.
According to Ronson's DVD-commentary, the journalist-character Bob Wilton did experience s
Daily Record (Scotland)
The Daily Record is a Scottish tabloid newspaper based in Glasgow. It is published six days a week, 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 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. 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; the Daily Record was founded in 1895. The North British Daily Mail ceased publication in 1901 and was incorporated into the Daily Record, renamed the Daily Record and Mail. Lord Kemsley bought the paper for £1 million in 1922, forming a controlling company known as Associated Scottish Newspapers Limited.
Production was transferred from Renfield Lane to 67 Hope Street in 1926. In 1971 the Daily Record became the first European newspaper to be printed with run-of-paper colour, was the first British national to introduce computer page make-up technology, it was purchased from the estate of Robert Maxwell. A Daily Record newspaper archives website expected to be launched in 2019 will the first edition in 1895 to most recent will be online. Historical copies of the Daily Record from the years 1914 to 1918 are available to search and view in digitised form at The British Newspaper Archive. In August 2006, the paper launched afternoon editions in Glasgow and Edinburgh entitled Record PM. Both papers had a cover price of 15p, but in January 2007, it was announced that they would become freesheets, which are distributed on the streets of the city centres, it was announced that new editions were to be released in Aberdeen and Dundee. The PM is no longer published by the Daily Record. Politically, the Daily Record supported the conservative Unionist Party until the 1964 general election, when it switched its allegiance to the Labour Party.
The paper continues to support the Labour Party and has a close relationship with it, including donating £10,000 to the party in 2007. It opposes both Scottish independence. On the day of the 2007 Scottish Parliament election, it ran a front-page editorial attacking the SNP. Since Murray Foote became editor in February 2014, the publication's stance has become less clear cut. For many years there has been a close relationship between Daily Record journalists and Labour Party politicians in Scotland, a revolving door between newspaper staff and Labour advisers. Helen Liddell went from being General Secretary of the Scottish Labour Party to being Robert Maxwell’s Head of Corporate Affairs at the Daily Record. Tom Brown worked as one of the Daily Record’s highest-profile columnists and served as its political editor, before advising his friend, First Minister Henry McLeish. Paul Sinclair was political editor of the Daily Record, before becoming a special advisor to Douglas Alexander, to Gordon Brown.
He has been Johann Lamont's special adviser and official spokesperson since 2011. Labour peer, former MP and MSP, Lord Watson of Invergowrie has reflected that ‘the one paper no Labour MP or MSP can afford to ignore is the Daily Record'; the Daily Record, along with Brian Souter, spearheaded the "Keep the Clause" campaign which aimed to prevent the Scottish Parliament from repealing Section 28. This law prevented local authorities from promoting "the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship" in state schools. Section 28 was repealed in Scotland in 2000 by 99 votes to 17 in the Scottish Parliament, was repealed in England and Wales in 2003. Former Scottish Labour Leader Kezia Dugdale is a weekly columnist in the paper, every Monday 1937: Clem Livingstone 1946: Alistair M. Dunnett 1955: Alex Little 1967: Derek Webster 1984: Bernard Vickers 1988: Endell Laird 1994: Terry Quinn 1998: Martin Clarke 2000: Peter Cox 2003: Bruce Waddell 2011: Allan Rennie 2014: Murray Foote 2016 Sports Production: Allan Bryce, Darren Cooney 2018: David Dick Mhairi Black - Member of Parliament for SNP.
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