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Sunday Sun

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 Chronicle. It has three regional editions; in descending order of size, they are:

  • Tyne & North
  • Wear & Durham
  • Teesside

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.

It used to have its own website at However, in early 2013 NCJ consolidated the Sun‘s website into The Chronicle‘s, in line with similar moves by Trinity Mirror elsewhere.

  • Address:
  • Sunday Sun
    Thomson House
    Groat Market
    NE1 1ED
  • Tel:
  • 0191 201 6299
  • Fax:
  • 0191 230 4144