The Sunday Express was the first UK national newspaper to offer a crossword puzzle on November 2nd, 1924; The Independent (established in 1986) is the UK's youngest national daily newspaper. Both The Independent and The Sunday Express are owned by the San Francisco-based Tribune Media Company.
Other newspapers that were once national newspapers but no longer are include The Times of London and The Guardian. In 2016, both papers entered into agreements with the Sun News Network to reprint selected articles from their websites. However, this does not make them national newspapers as only The Times and The Guardian are printed in full color and they are not considered broadsheets.
Currently, only The Independent offers a complete archive of its content online. It has an extensive collection of videos about people who have died over the past year, which you can view by searching for "The Independent" on YouTube.
All other current national newspapers have limited or no archives. Although many print their content in color, these newspapers are considered broadsheets.
The Independent is the UK's youngest national daily newspaper, having been created on October 7, 1986. It was developed by three former Daily Telegraph journalists—Andreas Whittam Smith, Stephen Glover, and Matthew Symonds—and printed by Newspaper Publishing Ltd. at their factory in Reading, Berkshire.
They aimed to provide a more serious alternative to the tabloid newspapers that were then emerging across Europe and in America. With a focus on politics and business, the paper gained a loyal readership among professional people who wanted something other than their local rag.
Smith was chief executive officer from its inception until his death in 1994, when it was led by president Symonds. In 2001, Glover returned as chief executive officer after several years running the company with Symonds as president. He remains there today. The Independent was originally published six days a week, but now publishes only Thursday to Tuesday. It is sold throughout the United Kingdom, including the Scottish Highlands. An Irish edition is also distributed nationwide.
There are currently around 70 employees at The Independent's headquarters in London's Bloomsbury district. They include 30 reporters who cover the world of politics, business, culture, and science at regional bureaus; another 30 photographers, artists, editors, computer scientists, sales representatives, and others work in different capacities.
The Daily Star Sunday (founded in 2002) is the United Kingdom's newest national Sunday newspaper. The Scotsman began as a weekly newspaper in 1817, then expanded to a daily newspaper in 1855. It remains one of the oldest daily newspapers in the world.
Other notable daily newspapers include The Guardian, The Independent, and The Times. All three are part of the British newspaper group News International.
In addition, several daily newspapers are published in Scotland including The Herald, The Scotsman, and The Sun. The Scottish Daily Record is the oldest surviving newspaper in Britain. It was first printed on 3 March 1665 by Robert Whitfield for William Kerr who had hired out his printing press to him.
The paper was an immediate success and within a few years it had become a daily publication. It is estimated that by 1700 there were at least 20 daily newspapers being printed in Scotland. This number rose to 40 by 1800 and so they remain today.
Other early newspapers include The York Courant which was founded in 1770 and The London Gazette which was started in 1665. These papers are no longer published but they are important in their own rights as the first newspapers ever published.
Today, only two daily newspapers are published in the UK: The Guardian and The Observer.
It is a broadsheet newspaper published in London and distributed worldwide. It was established in 1855 under the name "The Daily Telegraph and Courier." It has a daily average circulation of around 5,50,000 readers.
The Telegraph is known for its conservative politics and sportingly reporting news. It has been described as a "right-wing newspaper" that supports "the principles of old England".
It has been criticized for its biased coverage of issues such as wars and elections. Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher called it "the most powerful newspaper in the world", while President Barack Obama said he read it to understand British politics.
Telegraph Media Group employs about 2,500 people in Britain and America.
The newspaper The London Gazette The London Gazette claims to be the oldest newspaper in England. Its inaugural issue, titled The Oxford Gazette, was published on November 7, 1665. The London Gazette is the official journal of the British government, not a traditional newspaper reporting general news. It contains notices and announcements related to the business of the government departments and agencies.
There are other English newspapers that pre-date The London Gazette by about ten years but they are not considered national newspapers because they were not published in all areas of the country. These include Thomas's News-Letter and the Northampton Mercury. The Daily Courant was published in Philadelphia from 1731 to 1735 and The Pennsylvania Gazette in Philadelphia from 1736 to 1755. They both covered current political events with emphasis on American politics and culture so they are regarded as early American newspapers.
The first daily newspaper published nationwide was the Massachusetts News-Letter, which began publication in Boston in 1807. By this time, many other cities had developed their own newspapers so The London Gazette isn't really able to claim national status anymore. But it still gets mentioned from time to time when people talk about early newspapers because it was originally published as a newsletter that announced important governmental decisions. This makes it useful for researchers to study about old newspapers because there are no other publications available that cover these events.
In conclusion, The London Gazette is the oldest national newspaper in the United Kingdom.