The tabloid, which cut its cover price by 15p to 20p in November last year, sold 870,457 copies daily on average in June, a monthly rise of 3.54 per cent and 18.71 per cent year on year. The Daily Mirror was down 9.64 per cent year on year to 1,330,301 in June and The Sun was up 1.48 per cent month on month but down 1.98 per cent on last year at 3,028,302. The quality daily newspapers saw year-on-year declines in sales. The Independent was the biggest faller with a 14.35 per cent drop on last year, selling 200,399 copies.
The Daily Star posted an almost 19 per cent rise in circulation in June, according to the latest set of ABC figures.