The Times increased its sales by 3.88 per cent year on year, to 686,327, while The Independent rose 3.3 per cent to 257,100. The Daily Telegraph held its own with a slight rise of 0.6 per cent to 920,745 but The Guardian's sales continued to slide, dropping 1.7 per cent to 376,816.
The mid-market also continued to be squeezed, with the Daily Mail losing 3 per cent of its sales at 2,409,121. The Express was down 0.8 per cent to 920,745.
The Evening Standard's new free Lite edition posted a circulation of 54,947, but the paid-for title's sales fell 11 per cent year on year to 50,671.