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Encyclopedia > The Sunday Times (UK)
The Sunday Times
The current front page layout of The Sunday Times

Type Weekly newspaper
Format Broadsheet

Owner News International
Editor John Witherow
Founded 1864
Political allegiance Centre-right
Headquarters Wapping,
London

Website: www.sunday-times.co.uk

The Sunday Times is a Sunday broadsheet newspaper distributed in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, published by Times Newspapers Ltd, a subsidiary of News International which is in turn owned by News Corporation. Times Newspapers also owns The Times, but the two papers were founded independently and only came under common ownership in 1966. Rupert Murdoch's News International acquired the papers in 1981. Image File history File links Sunday_times_front_cover_scanned_low_resolution. ... Image File history File links Sunday_times_front_cover_scanned_low_resolution. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... News International is a British newspaper publisher owned by Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. ... John Witherow is the editor of the Sunday Times newspaper. ... 1864 (MDCCCLXIV) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... The centre-right is a political term commonly used to describe or denote political parties or organisations (such as think tanks) that stretch from the centre to the right on the left-right spectrum, excluding extreme right wing beliefs such as fascism. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ... News International Ltd is a British newspaper publisher owned by Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. ... News International is a British newspaper publisher owned by Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. ... News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: NWS, LSE: NCRA) is one of the worlds largest media conglomerates. ... The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1785, and under its current name since 1788. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


While its sister paper, The Times, holds a substantially smaller circulation than the largest-circulation UK quality daily, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times occupies a dominant position in the quality Sunday market; its 1.3m circulation equals The Sunday Telegraph, The Observer and The Independent on Sunday combined. It maintains the larger broadsheet format and has said that it will continue to do so. The Times is a national newspaper published daily in the United Kingdom since 1785, and under its current name since 1788. ... This article concerns the British newspaper. ... This article deals with The Daily Telegraph in Britain, see The Daily Telegraph (Australia) for the Australian publication The Daily Telegraph is a British broadsheet newspaper founded in 1855. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... The Independents old (pre-compact) masthead. ... Newspaper sizes in August 2005. ...

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History

Rachel Beer acquired the paper in 1893, and Alfred Harmsworth acquired it in 1908. By 1959 it was part of the Kemsley group of newspapers, which was acquired in that year by Lord Thomson. In 1966 Thomson also acquired The Times and formed Times Newspapers Ltd to publish the two papers. Rachel Beer (1858-1927), granddaughter of David Sassoon, was editor of The Observer (1890-1904) and owner-editor of The Sunday Times (1893-1904). ... Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe (July 15, 1865, Dublin - August 14, 1922, London) was an influential and successful newspaper owner. ... Roy Herbert Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet (June 5, 1894 – August 4, 1976), was a newspaper proprietor and media entrepreneur. ...


Rupert Murdoch's News International acquired the Times titles in 1981, but the Conservative government never referred the purchase to the Monopolies and Mergers Commission, mainly because the previous owners, The Thomson Corporation, had threatened to close the papers down if they were not taken over by someone else within an allotted time, and it was feared that any legal delay to Murdoch's takeover might lead to the two titles' demise. This was despite the fact that the takeover gave Murdoch the control of four national newspapers; The Times, The Sunday Times, The Sun and the News of the World. News Corp also owns the Fox Network. News International is the majority shareholder of BSkyB and James Murdoch is CEO. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Competition Commission (formerly the Monopolies and Mergers Commission) is an organisation that is financed by the government that investigates proposed monopolies or mergers and checks if they are in the public interest. ... The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC) (TSX: TOC) is a publishing company founded by Roy Herbert Thomson. ... This article is about a British tabloid. ... The News of the World is a British tabloid newspaper published every Sunday. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB — formerly two companies, Sky Television and BSB) is a company that operates Sky Digital, the most popular subscription television service in the UK and Ireland. ... James Murdoch (born 1972) is the CEO of British Sky Broadcasting and younger son of billionaire media tycoon Rupert Murdoch. ...


Control by News Corporation ended the editorial reign of Harold Evans, bringing to a close a period in the paper's history when it was a leading campaigning, investigative and liberal-leaning newspaper. Under Andrew Neil's editorship in the 1980s and early 1990s, The Sunday Times took a strongly Thatcherite and Wienerite slant, and became particularly strongly associated with the view that anti-commercialism among those who traditionally voted for the Conservative Party had actually worked alongside traditional socialism in undermining the UK's economic competitiveness. In this area it strongly opposed the traditional conservatism expounded by Peregrine Worsthorne at the rival Sunday Telegraph. Harold Evans Sir Harold Matthew Evans (born June 28 1928) is a British-born journalist and writer who was editor of The Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981. ... Andrew Ferguson Neil (born May 21, 1949, Paisley) is a Scottish journalist and broadcaster. ... Margaret Thatcher Thatcherism is the system of political thought attributed to the governments of Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990. ... Martin Joel Wiener is an American academic and author. ... Commercialism, in its original meaning, is the practices, methods, aims, and spirit of commerce or business. ... The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative & Unionist Party) is currently the second largest political party in the United Kingdom in terms of sitting Members of Parliament (MPs), and the largest in terms of public membership. ... Socialism refers to a broad array of doctrines or political movements that envisage a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to social control. ... Paleoconservatism (sometimes shortened to paleo or paleocon when the context is clear) refers to a branch of American conservative thought that is often called Old Right. ... Sir Peregrine Gerard Worsthorne (born December 22, 1923) is a British Conservative journalist, writer and broadcaster. ... This article deals with The Daily Telegraph in Britain, see The Daily Telegraph (Australia) for the Australian publication The Daily Telegraph is a British broadsheet newspaper founded in 1855. ...


Major stories

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The Sunday Times publishes the Sunday Times Rich List, an annual survey of the wealthiest people in Britain and Ireland, equivalent to the Forbes 400 list in the USA. The paper also publishes an annual league table of British universities and a similar one for Irish universities. It also publishes the Sunday Times Bestseller List of bestselling books in Britain. // Thalidomide is a sedative, hypnotic, and anti-inflammatory medication. ... Sir Francis Chichester (September 17, 1901 – August 26, 1972), aviator and sailor, was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for becoming the first person to sail single-handed around the world by the clipper route, and the fastest circumnavigator, in nine months and one day. ... A boat sails by her self-steering system as the skipper tends her sails, while sailing in fine conditions off Key West. ... To circumnavigate a place, such as an island, a continent, or the Earth, is to travel all the way around it by boat or ship. ... Robin Knox-Johnston finishing his circumnavigation of the world in Suhaili as the winner of the Golden Globe Race. ... Mordechai Vanunu in the garden of St. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, LG, OM, PC, FRS (born 13 October 1925), was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990. ... Politics of the United Kingdom take place in the framework of a parliamentary, representative democratic monarchy, in which the Prime Minister is the head of government. ... Sir John Major KG, CH (born 29 March 1943) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1990 to 1997. ... July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... Spycatcher cover Spycatcher is a book by the former MI5 secret service operative and Assistant Director Peter Wright. ... Current MI5 headquarters in Thames House, London The Security Service, usually called MI5, is the British counter-intelligence and security agency. ... European Court of Human Rights building in Strasbourg The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), often referred to informally as the Strasbourg Court, was created to systematise the hearing of human rights complaints against States Parties to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, adopted by... The Sunday Times Rich List is a list of the 1,000 most wealthy people or families in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, updated annually in April and published by British national Sunday newspaper The Sunday Times since 1989. ... The Forbes 400 or 400 Richest Americans (est. ... League Tables of British Universities, which rank the performances of universities in the United Kingdom on a number of criteria, have been published every year by The Times newspaper since the early 1990s. ... Most United Kingdom universities can be classified into 5 main categories, Ancient universities - universities founded before the 19th century Red Brick universities - universities founded in the 19th and early 20th centuries. ... This is a list of colleges and universities in the Republic of Ireland, some colleges are constituent colleges of universities. ...


Irish Edition

During the 1990s the paper began to develop a separate version for the Republic of Ireland. A Dublin office was opened in 1993, run by Alan Ruddock and John Burns. Originally the Irish edition extended to little more than a small number of news stories, some columnists such asEoghan Harris, and the inclusion of Irish cinema listings and schedules for RTÉ One and RTÉ Two in the Culture section of the paper; but by 2005, a separate printing plant, journalistic offices, and many Irish journalists including Liam Fay, Richard Oakley, Mark Tighe and Enda Leahy who write solely for the Irish edition have led to most of the main news section as well as all other sections being editionalised for Ireland. John Burns (20 October 1858-24 January 1943) was a prominent English trade unionist, anti-racist, socialist and politician of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly associated with London politics. ... Eoghan Harris is an Irish newspaper columnist who contributes to the Sunday Independent newspaper. ... RTÉ One is the Republic of Irelands oldest and most popular television channel, operated by Irish state broadcaster Radio Telefís Éireann. ... RTÉ Two (known from 1988 to 2004 as Network 2 or RTÉ Network Two or N2) is Irelands fifth-oldest television channel, operated by Irish state broadcaster Radio Telefís Éireann. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The Irish issue sells about 140,000 copies per week across the paper's entire circulation area, which includes a separate edition for Northern Ireland edited by Liam Clarke. The current Irish editor is Frank Fitzgibbon, a founder of the Sunday Business Post. For many years, the website of The Sunday Times carried the main stories from the Irish edition but that now (21 January 2007) seems to have been dropped. The Sunday Business Post is an Irish national Sunday newspaper published by Thomas Crosbie Holdings Limited. ...


Editors

Rachel Beer (1858-1927), granddaughter of David Sassoon, was editor of The Observer (1890-1904) and owner-editor of The Sunday Times (1893-1904). ... Harold Evans Sir Harold Matthew Evans (born June 28 1928) is a British-born journalist and writer who was editor of The Sunday Times from 1967 to 1981. ... Frank Giles was editor of the British Sunday Times newspaper from 1981-83, having served as deputy editor under his precessor Harold Evans. ... Andrew Ferguson Neil (born May 21, 1949, Paisley) is a Scottish journalist and broadcaster. ... John Witherow is the editor of the Sunday Times newspaper. ...

See also

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External links


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