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The News Chronicle was a Britishmarker daily newspaper. It ceased publication in 1960, being absorbed into the Daily Mail.

Daily Chronicle

The Daily Chronicle was founded in 1872. Purchased by Edward Lloyd for £30,000 in 1876, it achieved a high reputation under the editorship of Henry Massingham and Robert Donald, who took charge in 1904. The News Chronicle was formed by the merger of the Daily News and the Daily Chronicle on 2 June 1930.


With the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, the paper took an anti-Franco stance and sent two correspondents, Arthur Koestler (to Málaga) and, later, Geoffrey Cox (to Madrid) in 1936. In 1956, the News Chronicle opposed the UKmarker's military support of Israel in invading the Suez canal zone.


In October 1960, the News Chronicle "finally folded, inappropriately, into the grip" of the centre-right Daily Mail. The News Chronicle's editorial position was considered at the time to be in broad support of the British Liberal Party, which was in marked contrast to that of the right-wing Daily Mail. As a result the News Chronicle ceased publication and the title was absorbed by the Daily Mail.

As part of the same takeover, the London evening paper The Star was incorporated into the Evening News.

Notable contributors

Notable contributors to the News Chronicle and its predecessors included:


1930: Tom Clarke
1933: Aylmer Vallance
1936: Gerald Barry
1948: Robin Cruikshank
1954: Michael Curtis
1957: Norman Cursley

See also

  • ' 'Get Ahead' ': 1960s BBC TV programme sponsored by the paper.


  1. Timeline of UK newspapers
  2. Obituary of Sir Geoffrey Cox The Times 4 April 2008
  3. Suez and Fleet Street, Geoffrey Goodman, BBC News, 1 November 2006.Accessed: 2007-09-14.

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