Here's the estimated (very precise estimates!) circulation for all those mentioned I could find:
The Sun _ 3,541,002
The Daily Mail _ 2,342,982
The Daily Mirror _ 2,148,058
The Economist _ 1,009,759
The Daily Telegraph _ 923,815
The Daily Express _ 916,055
The Daily Star _ 819,203
The Times _ 619,682
The Guardian _ 345,000
The Independent _ 250,000
The Scotsman _ 68,000
The Morning Star _ 13,000
Beforehand I suspected that the leftie papers wouldn't be high on the list, they're doing quite well here though.
The Independant is good. But I usually read The Times.
For me, it's a close match between the Guardian and the Independent. But my favourite newspaper is the local Eastern Daily Press.
Staines and Egham Leader anyone???
Socialist Worker is my favourite paper. It used to be a bit too revolutionary for my liking, but it has evolved into a very good read. The Morning star has a lot of good pieces on things happeneing in the world no one else talks about. The Independent (Hari not included) is usually good too.
For magazines I used to go for the New Statesman, but I prefer Socialist Review nowadays.
I wouldn't vote Tory to save my life but the Daily Telegraph usually manages to produce an interesting variety of stories. I get the Times if I'm travelling at rush hour though because trying to handle a broadsheet on a packed train is a nightmare.
As for The Economist, they do a few good articles but I wouldn't buy it weekly. Luckily, they offer students a full subscription to their website for $15 a quarter so I plump for that instead.
It has to be The Times ^^
Where's that great British journalistic institution, the Sport?
The Guardian (and the Observer) have, I feel, the right blend of smug leftism, god quality reporting and silly articles to match my personality (also, love the mags on sat/sun).
I read some redtops to keep abreast of things in general without going into too much detail, and I read the Daily Mail to get angry - i loathe that paper!