The Sunday Sun
is a Sunday tabloid newspaper published in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and sold across North East England
, covering Tyne & Wear, Northumberland, Cleveland, Co. Durham, the Tees Valley and Teesdale, parts of Cumbria and the Scottish Borders.
It was founded in 1919. Despite the name, it has absolutely nothing to do with the national daily newspaper The Sun. Quite the opposite, in fact; its publishers, NCJ Media, are part of the Trinity Mirror group who publish The Sun‘s biggest rival, the Daily Mirror.
It’s the sister paper of The Journal and the Evening Chronicle. It has three regional editions; in descending order of size, they are:
- Tyne & North
- Wear & Durham
It achieved prominence outside the region in 2011 when some observers suggested that News International might launch a Sunday Sun to replace the News of the World – prompting others to point to the prior existence of NCJ’s title.
- Sunday Sun
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Independent fortnightly community tabloid sold across western Co. Durham
Weekly broadsheet sold in the borough of Berwick-upon-Tweed, north Northumberland and east Berwickshire
Weekly freesheet tabloid in a series of three published by Newsquest for northern Co. Durham
The North East of England's No.1 paper, covering Tyne & Wear, most of Northumberland and parts of Co. Durham