On , it ran the unequivocal front-page headline, "VOTE TORY THIS TIME".The Daily Star had been launched in 1978 by Express Newspapers, and by 1981 had begun to affect sales of The Sun.Approximately 41% of readers are women and 59% are men.The Sun has been involved in many controversies in its history, including its coverage of the 1989 Hillsborough football stadium disaster.Sexually related features such as "Do Men Still Want To Marry A Virgin?" and "The Way into a Woman's Bed" began to appear.Regional editions of the newspaper for Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are published in Glasgow (The Scottish Sun), Belfast (The Sun) and Dublin (The Irish Sun) respectively.On 26 February 2012, The Sun on Sunday was launched to replace the closed News of the World, employing some of its former journalists.
Research commissioned by Cecil King from Mark Abrams of Sussex University, The Newspaper Reading Public of Tomorrow, Supposedly there was "an immense, sophisticated and superior middle class, hitherto undetected and yearning for its own newspaper", wrote Bernard Shrimsley of Abrams' work forty years later.
The Sun is a tabloid newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Since The Sun on Sunday was launched in February 2012, the paper has been a seven-day operation.
An editorial on page 2 announced: "Today's Sun is a new newspaper. But it inherits all that is best from the great traditions of its predecessors. Lamb later expressed some regret at introducing the feature, although denied it was sexist.
The Labour MP Alex Lyon waved a copy of The Sun in the House of Commons and suggested the paper could be prosecuted for indecency.