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By William Turvill 01 December 9:46
The Daily Express reports that its owner has “never spoken” to Trinity Mirror chief executive Simon Fox about a potential sale and is “irritated by what he sees at the Mirror Group’s using his name and prolonging the idea of a deal perhaps as a cheap means of shoring up their share price although that, he feels, would be for the regulator to decide”. Desmond told the Express he has met Fox twice – once “briefly” at the Mirror’s Pride of Britain awards and “once many years ago during Mr Fox’s period with the ill-fated HMV”. Press Gazette understands today’s Express article has been sent to staff at Northern and Shell.
By William Turvill 01 December 9:14
The “management objectives” for Nikkei, the new owner of the Financial Times, are “global and digital”, its chairman has said.
By William Turvill 25 November 9:38
Mail Online revenue growth of 18 per cent failed to offset a 7 per cent turnover dip experienced by the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday in the year to 30 September.
By William Turvill 05 November 12:10
The company, formerly known as South West News Service, now covers London following the acquisition of National News.
By William Turvill 05 November 8:39
Speaking on Radio 4’s Media Show, Simon Fox said Trinity Mirror does want “want different help, but we don’t want that help” from the corporation.
By William Turvill 03 November 9:46
Explaining the closure, Dexter wrote "we've been informed by the powers that be that this will be the last issue of PC Format".
By William Turvill and Dominic Ponsford 28 October 7:21
Trinity Mirror has confirmed it is to buy regional publisher Local World.
By William Turvill 22 October 15:05
The publisher has said the East Lothian News and and Musselburgh News "may close as a result of a current review".
By William Turvill 22 October 13:06
The merging of the Ballymena and Antrim Times and closure of the Sunday Journal in Derry means the publisher has closed 15 titles in recent months.
By Dominic Ponsford 21 October 17:57
Journalists at the Financial Times voted unanimously today to begin a ballot for industrial action.
By William Turvill 21 October 10:14
Another two Johnston Press newspapers have been merged in Yorkshire.
By William Turvill 21 October 9:48
Journalists on the Financial Times could take industrial action on the first day of Nikkei's ownership amid concerns over changes to their pensions.
By Dominic Ponsford 16 October 11:03
Guardian News and Media staff have been warned that cost savings are needed are needed in response to an "incredibly challenging market".
By William Turvill 15 October 10:36
Newsquest paid £15.2m to acquire Romanes Media Group, the company’s accounts have shown.
By William Turvill 14 October 13:28
Pay for Newsquest directors rose above £1m for the first time since 2001 last year 2014 despite falling profits at the regional press giant.
By William Turvill 14 October 9:53
The National Union of Journalists has condemned the BBC’s proposal of funding 100 public service reporters as a step towards "privatisation".
By William Turvill 13 October 10:33
Johnston Press has been condemned following a merger between two Yorkshire town newspapers.
By Dominic Ponsford 12 October 10:03
Financial Times journalists have accused new owner Nikkei of breaking promises and seeking to take £5m a year out of staff pension schemes.
By William Turvill 08 October 17:04
More than 300 local newspapers have been closed in the past ten years, according to Press Gazette research.
By William Turvill 07 October 8:39
Johnston Press has announced the closures of 11 free newspapers.