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News International to launch Sunday version of the Sun on 29 April, sources say

January 27th, 2012Posted by in Journalism, Newspapers

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News International is planning to launch a Sunday version of its popular UK tabloid newspaper the Sun on 29 April, sources have told Journalism.co.uk.

Staff have been secretly working on the new publication since January and it is believed some former News of the World employees (casual and/or full-time) are involved.

News International has declined to comment. After Journalism.co.uk tweeted about the planned launch date last night, the Telegraph’s home news reporter Matthew Holehouse also tweeted that News International would neither “confirm or deny”.

On Monday MP Tom Watson tweeted that a source had told him a “Sunday Sun” was due for launch in April:

Update: Journalism.co.uk heard late on Friday (27 January) that the launch date is to be brought forward.

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