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|Founded||16 October 1881|
|Circulation||198,807 (as of November 2017)|
The Sunday People is a British tabloid Sunday newspaper, founded as The People on 16 October 1881.
It was bought by the Mirror group in 1961 along with the Daily Herald. It is now published by Reach plc, and shares a website with the Mirror papers. In July 2011, when it benefited from the closure of the News of the World, it had an average Sunday circulation of 806,544. By December 2016 the circulation had shrunk to 239,364. Despite its tagline claim to be a "truly independent" newspaper, The People endorsed the Labour Party at the 2015 general election on the recommendation of polling data from its readers.
Instead of a normal ion when Sunday is falling on Christmas Day, a special Christmas ion is published on Saturday 24 December. The name of the paper is called Christmas People published on Christmas Eve in 1966, 1977, 1983, 1988, 1994, 2005, 2011 & 2016 next time will be in 2022. Daily newspapers were last published on Christmas Day in 1911 but Sunday newspapers were published as normal until 1960 but in 1966 they decided to merge Sunday newspaper with Saturday's Daily newspapers when Christmas Day fell on Sunday between (1918–1985) no were no 26 December daily newspapers or 1 January daily newspapers (1974–1986). All Sunday newspapers 26 December dated were published on Friday 24 December (1965–1982) but Irish Sunday newspapers of 26 December still published on that date even between (1993–2004) but all Sunday newspapers were published on 26 December in 2010.
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