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The Sun (United Kingdom)

The Sun is a tabloid daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. It has the highest circulation of any daily English-language newspaper in the world, standing at around 3,200,000 copies daily in late-2004, but at one point in the past decade, almost 5 million. The daily readership is just under 8,500,000 and it has more than twice as many readers in the ABC1 demographic than its upmarket stablemate The Times, although much less as a proportion of total sales. It is published by News Group Newspapers of News International, itself a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

From 1969, the paper has gained a reputation for colourful, if sometimes controversial, headlines.

Memorable HeadlinesEdit

  • GOTCHA! - After the sinking of the Argentinian Ship Belgrano
    • Headline in early editions of 4 May 1982, referring to the sinking of the General Belgrano during the Falklands War.
  • STICK IT UP YOUR JUNTA - On going to war with Argentina
  • FREDDIE STARR ATE MY HAMSTER - Allegations about comedian Freddie Starr
    • Headline, 13 March 1986
  • IT'S WALL OVER - The fall of the Berlin Wall, 10 November 1989
  • THE TRUTH
  • MRS T-EARS - On Margaret Thatcher's resignation
  • IF KINNOCK WINS TODAY WILL THE LAST PERSON IN BRITAIN PLEASE TURN OUT THE LIGHTS - About Neil Kinnock and the 1992 general election
  • IT WAS THE SUN WOT WON IT - Self-congratulation after John Major's victory in 1992
  • UP YOURS DELORS - On President of the European Commission Jacques Delors
  • DINIZ IN THE OVEN - After Pedro Diniz's car caught fire during the Grand Prix of Argentina in 1996
  • QUEEN HAS A RUBBER DUCK AND IT WEARS A CROWN - Queen Elizabeth II has a Rubber duck
  • ZIP ME UP BEFORE YOU GO GO - After George Michael was arrested in a public toilet
  • SPLIFF CLUB SEVEN - After the male members of S Club 7 were caught smoking a joint
  • CLOBBA SLOBBA: OUR BOYS BATTER BUTCHER OF SERBIA IN NATO BLITZ - Bombing Yugoslavia
  • IS THIS THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN BRITAIN - Questioning Tony Blair's views on Europe, 24 June 1998
  • IS THIS THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN EUROPE - Questioning Oskar Lafontaine's views, during the Euro debate, 25 November 1998
  • NAIL THE BASTARD - After the body of Sarah Payne was found
  • BONKERS BRUNO LOCKED UP - Unpopular headline after Frank Bruno went to hospital with mental health problems
  • UP YOURS SEÑORS - After beating Argentina in the 2002 World Cup
  • CHIRAC EST UN VER - "Chirac is a worm"; French edition, handed out free in France because of his anti Iraq war stance, Feburary 2003
  • SHIP SHIP HOORAY - After the suicide of Harold Shipman
  • FROM HITLER YOUTH TO PAPA RATZI - Joseph Ratzinger becomes Pope Benedict XVI, 20 April 2005
  • TYRANT'S IN HIS PANTS - After publishing pictures of Saddam Hussein in his underpants, 20 May 2005
  • ONE DOWN THREE TO GO - On the death of 27 year old Brazilian man Jean Charles de Menezes, 23 July 2005

Fictional HeadlinesEdit

  • KILL AN ARGIE WIN A METRO - Spoof Private Eye headline from Falklands war
  • SCOTT OF PANTARTICA - From the film Notting Hill, when nude pictures of actress Anna Scott are found

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