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The Sun looks back at its most iconic front pages

The paper's birthday supplement features the most defining stories from the past 50 years.

From 'GOTCHA' to Kate and William announcing the birth of Prince George, Saturday's edition of The Sun took a look back at the 50 greatest front pages. 

To mark the anniversary, The Sun also asked readers to vote for their favourite front pages of all time. The winner - 'Freddie Starr ate my hamster' from 1986, when the comedian was said to have asked a friend's girlfriend to make him a sandwich and when she refused he grabbed her hamster, put it between two slices of bread and ate it (although Starr denied it later).

Tony Gallagher, Editor of The Sun said: “The Sun is famous for serving up stunning front pages. We don’t just dish up the day’s news: we want to delight, amuse, surprise and inform, as well as grab people’s attention. After 50 years and nearly 16,000 editions, The Sun’s clever headlines, eye-catching splashes and agenda-setting scoops mean it remains Britain’s best-selling paper.” 

Source: The Sun

by Hannah Ohm Thomas 18/11/19

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