Two UK newspapers recorded growth in August

According to the latest ABC figures, Evening Standard and Metro were two newspapers in the UK which gained growth in circulation in August. Evening Standard, edited by former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne, saw the biggest growth of 1 percent year-on-year to a distribution of 858,557 last month.

Its free newspaper rival Metro topped the circulation figures for the fourth consecutive month, growing slightly year-on-year with a distribution of 1,453,926 (up from 1,450,004 in August 2017). While on the other flip side, The Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph recorded the biggest year-on-year circulation drops, down 22 percent and 17 percent respectively, but this comes after the publisher’s decision in January to stop selling bulk copies.

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