14 Facts About Sunday Times

1. In 1962, The Sunday Times was the first paper to produce a colour magazine and in 1964 the first newspaper with a separate business section.

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2. The Sunday Times adopted a stance described as "peculiarly detached" at the 1945 general election; although it was increasingly critical of the Conservative Party's campaign, it did not advocate a vote for any one party.

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3. The Sunday Times stayed with Sunday Times New Roman for 40 years, but new production techniques and the format change from broadsheet to tabloid in 2004 have caused the newspaper to switch font five times since 1972.

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4. In 1908, The Sunday Times started using the Monotype Modern typeface.

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5. In May 2008 printing of The Sunday Times switched from Wapping to new plants at Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire, and Merseyside and Glasgow, enabling the paper to be produced with full colour on every page for the first time.

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6. In June 1990 The Sunday Times ceased its policy of using courtesy titles for living persons before full names on first reference, but it continues to use them before surnames on subsequent references.

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7. In November 2006 The Sunday Times began printing headlines in a new font, Times Modern.

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8. The Sunday Times has traditionally held a moderately centre-right political stance, but it supported the Labour Party under Tony Blair during the general elections of 2001 and 2005.

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9. The Sunday Times maintained rigorous standards of reporting and writing and strove for meticulous accuracy.

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10. The Sunday Times filed a motion for the injunction to be removed but it was unsuccessful.

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11. In July 2011, The Sunday Times was implicated in the wider News International phone hacking scandal which primarily involved the News of the World, a Murdoch tabloid newspaper published in the UK from 1843 to 2011.

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12. On 2 October 2012, The Sunday Times launched Sunday Times Driving, a separate classified advertising site for premium vehicles that includes editorial content from the newspaper as well as specially commissioned articles.

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13. In July 2011 The Sunday Times was implicated in the wider News International phone hacking scandal which primarily involved the News of the World, a Murdoch tabloid newspaper published in the UK from 1843 to 2011.

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14. Under their ownership, The Sunday Times continued its reputation for innovation: on 23 November 1930, it became the first Sunday newspaper to publish a 40-page issue and on 21 January 1940, news replaced advertising on the front page.

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