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is a daily broadsheet newspaper distributed throughout the United Kingdom and internationally.

It was founded in 1855 as The Daily Telegraph and Courier by Col. Arthur B. Sleigh, mostly as a way to air a personal grievance Sleigh had against Prince George, Duke of Cambridge.

From 1986 to January 2004, The Daily Telegraph was controlled by Canadian businessman . The paper is now owned by David and Frederick Barclay (better known as ““). In early 2008, the Telegraph was the top-selling newspaper among British broadsheets, with a of 842,912. The was 673,010. The paper was to have made a £55 million operating profit in 2011.

The Daily Telegraph’s Sunday paper, , was founded in 1961. In 1989, the Sunday title was briefly merged into The Daily Telegraph’s seven-day operation; in 2005, it was revamped, with a glossy magazine added to its more traditional ideas-based content. As of July 2010, of the Sunday Telegraph was 505,214.

The includes articles from the print editions of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph, as well as web-only content (breaking news, features, picture galleries, and blogs). The site was named by the Association of Online Publishers. In May 2011, The Telegraph became to offer in-app subscriptions via Apple’s App Store.

The Telegraph for its website in 2013, becoming the first UK general-interest newspaper to do so.

The Telegraph is generally recognized as a conservative-leaning paper, leading Private Eye to the “Torygraph.” (According to a MORI survey conducted in 2005, 64 percent of Telegraph readers intended to support the Conservative Party in the UK’s coming elections.) Perhaps the paper’s most notable work of recent journalism was its publication, in May 2009, of — an investigation that led to a number of high-profile resignations in Parliament, from both the ruling Labor administration and the Conservative opposition.

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