The Sunday People
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|Founded||16 October 1881|
|Circulation||239,364 (as of December 2016)|
The Sunday People is a British tabloid Sunday newspaper, founded as The People on 16 October 1881.
It was bought by the Mirror group in 1961 along with the Daily Herald. It is still published by the Trinity Mirror Group, and shares a website with the Mirror papers. In July 2011, when it benefited from the closure of the News of the World, it had an average Sunday circulation of 806,544. By December 2016 the circulation had shrunk to 239,364. Despite its tagline claim to be a "truly independent" newspaper, The People endorsed the Labour Party at the 2015 general election on the recommendation of polling data from its readers.
- Garry Bushell had a two-page television opinion column, "Bushell On the Box", but left in early 2007, later moving to the Daily Star Sunday.
- Jimmy Greaves, the former England footballer
- Fred Trueman, former England cricketer and fast bowler.
- Fred Harrison an established economic author of 19 books.
Instead of a normal edition when Sunday is falling on Christmas Day, a special Christmas edition is published on Saturday 24 December. The name of the paper is called Christmas People published on Christmas Eve in 1966, 1977, 1983, 1988, 1994, 2005, 2011 & 2016 next time will be in 2022. Daily newspapers were last published on Christmas Day in 1911 but Sunday newspapers were published as normal until 1960 but in 1966 they decided to merge Sunday newspaper with Saturday's Daily newspapers when Christmas Day fell on Sunday between (1918-1985) no were no December 26th daily newspapers or January 1st daily newspapers (1974-1986). All Sunday newspapers December 26th dated were published on Friday December 24th (1965-1982) but Irish Sunday newspapers of December 26th still published on that date even between (1993-2004) but all Sunday newspapers were published on December 26th in 2010.
- 1881: Sebastian Evans
- 1890s: Harry Benjamin Vogel
- 1900: Joseph Hatton
- 1913: John Sansome
- 1922: Robert Donald
- 1924: Hannen Swaffer
- 1925: Harry Ainsworth
- 1957: Stuart Campbell
- 1966: Bob Edwards
- 1972: Geoffrey Pinnington
- 1982: Nicholas Lloyd
- 1984: Richard Stott
- 1985: Ernie Burrington
- 1988: John Blake
- 1989: Wendy Henry
- 1989: Ernie Burrington (acting)
- 1990: Richard Stott
- 1991: Bill Hagerty
- 1992: Bridget Rowe
- 1996: Brendon Parsons
- 1998: Neil Wallis
- 2003: Mark Thomas
- 2008: Lloyd Embley
- 2012: James Scott
- 2014: Alison Phillips
- 2016: Gary Jones
- "Print ABCs: Seven UK national newspapers losing print sales at more than 10 per cent year on year". Press Gazette. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
- "Concise History of the British Newspaper in the Nineteenth Century". Archived from the original on 24 February 2008. Retrieved 16 March 2008.
- Luft, Oliver; Brook, Stephen (30 January 2009). "The People to make six staff redundant". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 6 February 2011.
- Sweney, Mark (14 February 2014). "The Sun enjoys post-Christmas sales bounce with 8.3% rise". The Guardian. London.
- Jessica Boulton; Katie Hind; Ben Duffy (28 March 2010). "CELEBRITY X FACTOR". People. Retrieved 1 May 2012.
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