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By William Turvill 29 September 8:59
The group, which publishes the Herald, the Evening Times, the Sunday Herald and the Scottish Farmer, reports that pre-tax profits were at £9.2m in the year to 29 December, down from £12m the year before.
By William Turvill 24 September 9:30
The publisher of the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Sunday People has agreed to pay compensation to ten people over phone-hacking.
By Dominic Ponsford 18 September 10:42
News Corp has urged the European Commission to take action to stop Google using its dominant internet search platform to “eliminate competition”.
By Dominic Ponsford 16 September 14:58
The Times, Sunday Times and Sun today completed their move to a new building at London Bridge which News Corp’s chief executive Robert Thomson said would be a “monument to meritocracy”.
By William Turvill 10 September 15:22
The newspaper group is inviting members to become ‘friends’, free of charge, ‘partners’ for £15 a month or ‘patrons’ for £60 a month.
By William Turvill 10 September 9:03
Culture Secretary Sajid Javid has reiterated his predecessor Maria Miller's warning that an independent Scotland would lose the BBC.
By Stewart Purvis 26 August 14:47
If there was an annual award for ‘The most (apparently) honest statement by a broadcast news executive’ then Jeff Zucker, president of CNN, would have to be a front runner. Last week he warned his staff around the world, who are expecting job cuts: “We are going to do less and have to do it with less”.
By William Turvill 26 August 10:52
The Huffington Post is collaborating with the Times of India to launch the 12th edition of its website.
By William Turvill 26 August 6:07
Former News of the World US editor James Desborough is looking to emulate the success of British-run agtency Splash as he seeks to expand his own celebrity news agency in Los Angeles.
By William Turvill 07 August 9:51
The Royston Weekly News, Saffron Walden Weekly News and the Huntingdon/ St Ives & St Neots News & Crier are to stop being published next month.
By William Turvill 07 August 9:25
Archant chairman Simon Bax has written to shareholders “in lieu of an interim statement” to say there will be a "strategic review of the business" when a new chief executive is appointed.
By Press Gazette 06 August 9:03
LOTN, which is backed by the Young Foundation, plans to offer News UK £50m for the titles, and is aiming to raise a further £50m to run the papers.
By William Turvill 05 August 12:13
Hollinshead is to be group chief executive at Nova International Ltd, a sporting events company, where he has been a non-executive director since 2012.
By William Turvill 01 August 12:16
The video below shows an exclusive tour of the building given to Estates Gazette.
By William Turvill 01 August 11:58
Local World has reported a turnover of £239.6m and an operating profit of £18.5m for its first-year financial results.
By William Turvill 01 August 10:02
The Guardian reporter has distanced his story about the hacking of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler’s phone from the closure.
By William Turvill 31 July 9:33
Jones, an OBE who has edited GQ for 15 years and this month collected an editor of the year title at the PPA Awards, invites me to sit in a black leather chair perpendicular to – and at a lower level than– his neat desk.
By William Turvill 28 July 13:10
The Mirror is launching a dating website, Mirror Matches, this week, to join a number of other offshoot websites, such as usvsth3m.com, ampp3d.mirror.co.uk and the recently relaunched Mirror Bingo site.
By William Turvill 28 July 10:37
The publisher is facing 17 civil claims over phone-hacking and the company’s half-year financial report confirmed it is continuing to co-operate with the police’s operations Elveden, into payments to public officials, and Golding, into phone-hacking at Mirror titles.
By William Turvill 25 July 12:00
The newspaper today claimed a record total circulation – up 13 per cent in a year – with 677,000 readers across print and online.

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