List of newspapers in the United Kingdom

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National newspapers

Traditionally newspapers could be split into 'quality', serious-minded newspapers (usually referred to as 'Broadsheets' due to their large size) and 'tabloid', less serious newspapers. However, due to considerations of convenience of reading, particularly in cafés and on trains etc., The Independent and The Times have both switched to a 'compact'-sized format, traditionally used by tabloids. The Guardian has also announced plans to switch to a Berliner format, a few centimeters wider than a compact, and about 10 centimeters taller.

Sunday serious-minded newspapers have tended to keep the broadsheet format due to considerations of size, as to maintain the same level of content in a tabloid paper would result in a single section many would find too thick, heavy and cumbersome.

National serious papers

Broadsheet format

Compact format

National middle-market papers

National tabloid papers

Scottish serious papers

Broadsheet format

Compact format

Scottish tabloids

Planned newspapers

Specialist newspapers

Regional newspapers




Northern Ireland

Local newspapers

Most towns and cities in the UK have at least one local newspaper, such as the Evening Post in Bristol and The Echo in Cardiff. However, they are not known nationally for their journalism in the way that (despite much syndication) city-based newspapers in the USA are (e.g. The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe). The single major exception to this pattern was the well-regarded Manchester Guardian, which dropped the 'Manchester' from its name (1959) and relocated to London (1976). The group continued to produce a Mancunian paper, the Manchester Evening News.


Northern Ireland



Papurau Bro

Papurau Bro (Area Papers) are Welsh language newspapers produced nominally monthly (typically 10 issues a year with a summer break) which cover the news in a small area -- a town, group of parishes, one or a few valleys, etc., with a circulation of perhaps a few thousand each. There are between 50 and 60 Papurau Bro which cover the whole of Wales, plus the Welsh communities of Liverpool and London. Papers are frequently named after local features, connections, crafts, etc, or in dialect (clebran, clecs, clochdar, and clonc all imply gossip).

  • Yr Angor (The Anchor)- Aberystwyth, Comins Coch, Llanbadarn Fawr, Penparcau and Waunfawr
  • Yr Angor - Merseyside Welsh Community
  • Yr Arwydd (The Signal) - Bodafon mountain area, Anglesey
  • Y Barcud (The Kite) - Tregaron and District, Ceredigion
  • Y Bedol (The Horseshoe) - Ruthin and District, Denbighshire
  • Y Bigwn (The Thorn) - Denbigh
  • Y Blewyn Glas (The Blue Grass) - Dyfi valley, Machynlleth, Powys
  • Y Cardi Bach (The Little Cardi) - Whitland, Carmarthenshire
  • Y Clawdd (The Dyke) - Wrexham and District
  • Clebran (The Tattler) - y Frenni
  • Clecs Y Cwm A'r Dref (Valley and Town Gossip) - Neath and District
  • Clochdar (Cackle) - Cynon Valley, Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Clonc (Gossip) - Lampeter and District
  • Cwlwm (The Knot) - Carmarthen
  • Dail Dysynni (Leaves of the Dysynni) - Dysynni valley, Tywyn, Gwynedd
  • Y Dinesydd (The Citizen) - Cardiff and District
  • Y Ddolen (The Link) - Ystwyth to Wyre valleys, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
  • Eco'r Wyddfa (The Snowdon Echo) - Llanrug, Llanberis and Llanddeiniolen parishes, Gwynedd
  • Y Fan A'r Lle - Brecon and District
  • Y Ffynnon (The Spring) - Eifionydd, Garndolbenmaen, Gwynedd
  • Y Gadlas (The Barnyard) - The district between the Conwy and Clwyd valleys
  • Y Gambo (The Horse-cart) - Southwest Ceredigion
  • Y Garthen (The Coverlet) - Teifi valley, Ceredigion
  • Y Glannau (The Riverbanks) - Lower Vale of Clwyd, St Asaph.
  • Glo Man (Small Coal) - Aman valley, Carmarthenshire
  • Y Glorian (The Scales) - Top of the Rhondda valley, Tonpentre, Rhondda
  • Y Glorian - Llangefni, Anglesey
  • Goriad (The Key) - Bangor and Port Dinorwic
  • Yr Hogwr (The Sharpener) - Bridgend area
  • Llafar Bro (Area Speech) - Blaenau Ffestiniog and District, Gwynedd
  • Llais (The Voice) - Tawe valley, Swansea
  • Llais Aeron (The Voice of Aeron) - Aeron valley, Ceredigion
  • Llais Ardudwy (The Voice of Ardudwy) - Ardudwy, Gwynedd
  • Llais Ogwen (The Voice of Ogwen) - Ogwen valley, Bethesda, Gwynedd
  • Llanw LLю (The Flow of LL10 (postcode area)) - Llyn peninsula, Pwllheli, Gwynedd
  • Lleu - Dyffryn Nantlle, Caernarfon
  • Y Llien Gwyn (The White Sheet) - Fishguard and District, Pembrokeshire
  • Y Lloffwr (The Gleaner) - Dinefwr area, Carmarthen
  • Nene - Ponciau, Penycae, Johnstown and Rhosllannerchrugog, Wrexham
  • Yr Odyn (The Kiln) - Conwy valley, Llanrwst, Conwy
  • Papur Fama (Moel Famau mountain Paper) - Mold and District, Flintshire
  • Papur Menai (The Menai Paper) - Menai straits east of Penmon, Anglesey
  • Papur Pawb (Everybody's Paper) - Talybont, Taliesin, Tre'r Ddol, Ceredigion
  • Papur Y Cwm (The Valley Paper) - Gwendraeth valley, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire
  • Y Pentan (The Chimneybreast) - Conwy Valley and estuary
  • Pethe Penllyn (Penllyn Things) - Five parishes of Penllyn, Bala, Gwynedd
  • Plu'r Gweunydd (Cotton Grass) - Y Foel, Llangadfan, Llanerfyl, Llanfair Caereinion, Adfa, Cefn Coch, Llwydiarth, Llangynyw, Dolanog, Rhiwhiraeth, Pontrobert, Meifod and Welshpool, Powys
  • Y Rhwyd (The Net) - North west Anglesey
  • Seren Hafren (The Star of the Severn) - Severn Valley, Newtown, Powys
  • Tafod-Elai (The Tongue of the Ely) - Taff Ely, Cardiff
  • Tafod Tafwys (The Tongue of the Thames) - for Welsh learners in London
  • Y Tincer (The Tinker) - Mouths of the Glyn, Llangorwen, Tirymynach, Tremeurig and Borth valleys, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion
  • Tua'r Goleuni (Towards the Light) - Rhymney valley, Caerphilly
  • Wilia - Swansea and District
  • Yr Wylan (The Seagull) - Penrhyndeudraeth, Porthmadog, Beddgelert and District, Gwynedd
  • Yr Ysgub (The Wheatsheaf) - Ceiriog, Tanat and Cain valleys, Powys

Restricted circulation newspapers

Corporate newspapers

University newspapers

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Defunct newspapers

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