Lowest circulation figure for Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph recorded its lowest-ever circulation figure in December, slipping below the 900,000 mark, less than three months after its relaunch.

According to the latest figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations, the Telegraph - which relaunched with a new sports tabloid and a reformatted business section in October - fell to 897,385 copies in December, down 0.8 per cent year on year.

The Independent also fell in December, with sales dipping 0.93 per cent year on year to 250,195. The Financial Times, The Guardian and The Times all recorded year-on-year increases. The FT experienced a 2.75 per cent rise to 439,563; The Guardian pushed sales up 5.78 per cent to 380,693; while The Times boosted sales by 1.37 per cent to 661,400.

The Sunday Telegraph's sales fell 6.57 per cent to 642,256. The fall comes little more than a month after it relaunched with a new look and two glossy magazines.

The Independent on Sunday and The Sunday Times were the only national Sunday qualities to increase sales. The IOS was up 7.18 per cent to 219,040 and The Sunday Times recorded a rise of 0.64 per cent to 1,313,258.