News International's The Sun remains the highest-circulation daily in Britain, with an average of 3.1m from March to August, down 2.3% year-on-year. Its Sunday sister title, News of the World, had a circulation of 3m, down 5.2% for the same period.

The Daily Mail's circulation fell 4.5% to 2.2m, while that of The Mail on Sunday dropped 8.2% to 2m.

The Daily Mirror's figures slumped 9.4% to 1.3m, while those for The Sunday Mirror fell 7.3% to 1.2m. The People, another Sunday paper owned by Trinity Mirror, suffered a fall of 9.7% to 585,521.

The Daily Star bucked the trend and increased its circulation by 16.7%, to 855,511. The Daily Star Sunday also grew its figures, with a 1.3% rise to 381, 938.

The Daily Telegraph, owned by the Telegraph Media Group, was hit by a fall of 6.7% to 807,328, while the circulation of The Sunday Telegraph dropped 4.7% to 598,898.

The Independent's figures dropped by 16.8% to 198,445. The Independent on Sunday returned the biggest decrease in Sunday papers, down 21.6% to 163,898.

The Times, published by News International, had a circulation fall of 4.6%, to 588,471, while The Sunday Times' figures rose by 2.5% to 1.2m. Meanwhile, the Financial Times reported a drop of 6.7% to 411,098.


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