18 Facts About Daily Express


Daily Express is a national daily United Kingdom middle-market newspaper printed in tabloid format.

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Daily Express was founded in 1900 by Sir Arthur Pearson, with the first issue appearing on 24 April 1900.

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Daily Express wrote for the Sunday Express at the beginning of his career.

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In 1938, the publication moved to the Daily Express Building, Manchester, designed by Owen Williams on the same site in Great Ancoats Street.

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The Daily Express switched from broadsheet to tabloid in 1977, and was bought by the construction company Trafalgar House in the same year.

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Under United, the Daily Express titles moved from Fleet Street to Blackfriars Road in 1989.

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The Daily Express retains minority interest of one-third plus the right to publish Rupert Bear stories in certain Daily Express publications.

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In 2007, Daily Express Newspapers left the National Publishers Association due to unpaid fees.

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The losses led the media commentator Roy Greenslade to conclude that Daily Express Newspapers paid more in libel damages over that period than any other newspaper group.

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In late 2008, Daily Express Newspapers began cutting 80 jobs to reduce costs by £2.

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In January 2010, the Daily Express was censured by the Advertising Standards Authority over a front-page promotion for "free" fireworks.

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Full run of the Daily Express has been digitised and is available at UK Press Online.

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The Daily Express carried an exclusive interview with Adams, whom Hoskins interviewed in a safe house away from other newspapers.

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On 8 March 2009, the Scottish edition of the Sunday Daily Express published a front-page article critical of survivors of the 1996 Dunblane massacre, entitled "Anniversary Shame of Dunblane Survivors".

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Daily Express gained a reputation for printing conspiracy theories about the death of Diana, Princess of Wales as front-page news.

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In September 2013, following an allegation raised by the estranged wife of an SAS operative, the Daily Express returned to running daily Princess Diana cover stories.

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From 3 August 2007 to 10 November 2007, the Daily Express dedicated at least part of the next 100 front pages to her.

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Daily Express Newspapers pulled all references to Madeleine from its websites.

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