The Financial Times was the only UK national paper to put on sales year-on-year in February, but its success was down purely to overseas sales.
In the UK and Ireland, the FT sold 138,095 copies a day in February — down around 1,000 copies compared with February 2006.
News International's thelondonpaper is now almost 100,000 copies ahead of London Lite, with 494,127 compared with 400,780 for London Lite.
When news emerged that NI's thelondonpaper was increasing its print run by around 100,000 last month, Associated Newspapers responded by condemning it as "irresponsible" and claiming that papers were just being "dumped on the streets."
Ian Clark, thelondonpaper general manager said: "thelondonpaper has
grown by 51% since its launch 6 months ago. This contrasts with a mere
11 per cent for the Lite. With nearly 500,000 copies of thelondonpaper
distributed every day and a massive gap over our rivals, Londoners are
increasingly choosing us as their preferred afternoon read."
The Evening Standard continues to slide in the face of competition from the two frees. It is down 3.8 per cent month on month and 20.4 per cent year on year and now has a circulation of 266,037 including bulks.
Daily Mirror: 1,564,082, down 5.59 per cent
Daily Record: 412,844, down 8.32 per cent
Daily Star: 779,023, down 1.63 per cent
The Sun: 3,072,392, down 2.32 per cent
Daily Express: 761,637, down 8 per cent
Daily Mail: 2,339, 733, down 4.08 per cent
The Guardian: 364,491, down 4.82 per cent
Daily Telegraph: 896,476, down 0.52 per cent
Financial Times: 445,276, down 1.01 per cent
The Herald: 71,617, down 6.24 per cent
The Independent: 264,182, down 0.71 per cent
The Scotsman: 58,128, down 10.8 per cent
The Times: 642,711, down 4.03 per cent
Racing Post: 64,728, down 7.97 per cent
Evening Standard: 266,037, down 20.38 per cent
Daily Star Sunday: 385,060, down 0.68 per cent
News of the World: 3,371, 369, down 7.13 per cent
Sunday Mail: 508,594, down 5.11 per cent
Sunday Mirror: 1,374,786, down 5.31 per cent
The People: 746,083, down 15.64 per cent
Sunday Sport: 98,682, down 29.38 per cent
Sunday Express: 816,351, down 5.4 per cent
Sunday Post: 431,030, N/A
Mail on Sunday: 2,263,980, down 0.94 per cent
Independent on Sunday: 239,585, down 1.92 per cent
The Observer: 442,137, down 8.72 per cent
Scotland on Sunday: 72,531, down 13.98 per cent
Sunday Herald: 54,366, down 10.52 per cent
Sunday Telegraph: 667,692, down 2.35 per cent
Sunday Times: 1,245,483, down 9.19 per cent