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The Times
Type Daily newspaper
Format Compact
Owner(s) News UK
Founded 1 January 1785; 235 years ago (1785-01-01) (as The Daily Universal Register)
Political alignment Conservative
Headquarters The News Building, London
Country United Kingdom
Circulation 359,960 (Print, Feb 2020)
304,000 (Digital, June 2019)
Sister newspapers The Sunday Times
ISSN 0140-0460

The Times is a British daily national newspaper published in London. It is the earliest newspaper still being published. It began in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register. It got its present name on 1 January 1788.

The Times and The Sunday Times (founded in 1821) are published by Times Newspapers. They are a subsidiary of News UK, which is wholly owned by News Corp. The Times and The Sunday Times do not share editorial staff. They were founded independently, and have only had common ownership since 1966.

The Times is the first newspaper to have borne that name. The name has been copied by other papers around the world, such as The Times of India and The New York Times. In countries where these other titles are popular, the newspaper is often referred to as The London Times, or as The Times of London.

The Times had an average daily circulation of 417,298 in January 2019. In the same period, The Sunday Times had an average weekly circulation of 712,291. An American edition of The Times has been published since 6 June 2006. The Times is often used by scholars and researchers because it is a reliable source, it is in many libraries and has a detailed index. A complete historical file of the digitised paper, up to 2010, is online from Gale Cengage Learning.


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