Newsquest’s National launched on Monday this week, reporting a sell-out circulation of 60,000. The print run was increased to 100,000 on Tuesday and Press Gazette understands 80,000 were distributed on Wednesday.
A prison officer accused of selling stories to The Sun told jurors that if he had been in it for the money he could have sold celebrity "tittle tattle" about snooker world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan's jailed father.
Cleveland Police is the fifth UK police force believed to have obtained telecoms data as part of a search for a media source.
The admission comes in a document which was mistakenly released to Press Gazette in a Freedom of Information Act disclosure. The force has asked Press Gazette to delete the information, but this publication has decided to there is a strong public interest in disclosing...