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By William Turvill 21 April 10:27
Rupert Murdoch (pictured, Reuters) reportedly told The Sun to get its “act together” and do more to stop Labour winning the election.
By William Turvill 13 April 10:43
The weekday price of the newspaper is increasing from £1.60 to £1.80, while the Saturday edition will now cost £2.70, up from £2.50.
By Dominic Ponsford 09 April 9:47
A new report suggests that consumers are willing to pay little for news online – but that digital advertising is booming.
By William Turvill 08 April 10:21
The Coventry Times will cease publication on 20 April. The free weekly newspaper is produced by staff from its paid-for sister title, the Coventry Telegraph, and no job losses will result in the closure.
By Robert Griffiths 07 April 11:06
The title was first published, as a print edition, by Future in 2012. But when the publisher sold its music titles, former Melody Maker writers Push (real name Christopher Dawes) and Mark Roland decided to take it on independently.
By William Turvill 01 April 10:39
The magazine publisher's pre-tax profit for the 12-month period was £11.1m, up from a loss of £7.6m in the 18 months to June 2013, according to its annual report.
By William Turvill 31 March 15:26
In 2004, shortly after moving to Stockholm from the UK, Paul Rapacioli started running a weekly email newsletter from his bedroom sent out to his friends on a Swedish-language course.
By William Turvill 25 March 16:13
Johnston Press today launched its first digitally-led title, BelfastVibe, targeting 18- to 35-year-olds in the Northern Ireland capital.
By William Turvill 25 March 12:29
Johnston Press reported operating profit up 2.8 per cent to £55.5m on as chief executive Ashley Highfield said the regional press giant is on a “much more stable and secure footing as a company”.
By William Turvill 20 March 10:24
But the Daily Mirror did not let this ruin its fun, using the event as an opportunity to poke fun at a tabloid rival.
By Dan Gregory 19 March 14:56
Since 2009, more than 100 local titles have closed. Many more have survived only by merging, which makes them more distant from their readers.
By William Turvill 18 March 16:16
Chancellor George Osborne (pictured, Reuters) today announced that the Government is to launch a consultation on whether to introduce tax breaks to the English local newspaper industry.
By William Turvill and Dominic Ponsford 17 March 9:57
Trinity Mirror has confirmed it is in early discussions to acquire some of Richard Desmond's Express Newspapers titles.
By William Turvill 10 March 15:26
Around 20 Newsquest subbing roles have been put at risk of redundancy in Southampton as the publisher moves its production work to hubs in Weymouth, Dorset, and Newport, South Wales.
By William Turvill 02 March 11:24
Johnston Press has denied that six of its South Midlands editor roles are to be axed as part of a "newsroom of the future" shake-up.
By William Turvill 02 March 10:42
The publisher set aside £12m for legal costs associated “historic legal issues”, including phone-hacking, last year, and it said today there is “present uncertainty” about how much this could cost in the future.
By William Turvill 27 February 10:21
In January, the FT recorded a print circulation of 219,444, which is made up of 21,844 bulk copies and represents a 6.3 per cent year-on-year drop.
By William Turvill 24 February 14:56
MegaGroup, based in Milford Haven, started publishing the Pembrokeshire Herald in July 2013. The 70p title now claims a paid-for circulation of 6,700.
By William Turvill 19 February 16:08
The newspaper is to be part of Tindle’s London Weekly News group, which was launched last November to cover Westminster, Kensington, Chelsea and Pimlico.
By William Turvill 17 February 13:08
The i newspaper is to increase its cover price by 10p for the second time in a year, from 30p to 40p on weekdays and 40p to 50p on Saturdays.

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