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Andrew Mullins is to join the publishing and events company Informa

Andrew Mullins to join Informa

Managing Director of the Independent and the Evening Standard is moving on

Chairman of the BBC Trust, Lord Patten

Lord Patten appointed head of Vatican media committee

Vatican aims to modernise and re-vamp its online presence and communications strategy to reach wider audience

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The media specialist law firm Harbottle & Lewis has taken a pummelling from newspapers this week over alleged attempts, while acting for Rolf Harris, to keep the disgraced entertainer’s name secret after he was first quizzed by police.

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Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks is escorted through a crowd of journalists in London with her husband Charlie behind her as she leaves Southwark Crown Court having been found not guilty on all charges

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As Andy Coulson is found guilty of phone hacking charges, Tories will be anxious not to make enemies before the election

It was a brief World Cup for England fans

Three Lions make Brazil go nuts

I’ve just returned from the World Cup in Brazil where the discomfort of England’s travelling fans was compounded by the behaviour of British tabloids months before the tournament began.

Jonathan Cainer controls a £2m-a-year horoscope empire

Andy Coulson's chance remark in phone-hacking trial revealed how much astrologers can earn

Coulson revealed that the News of the World paid Mystic Meg more than £200,000 a year to read the cosmic runes. The large financial return is something Fleet Street's longest serving astrologer Jonathan Cainer is happy to discuss

The Top Ten: Recurring news stories

Thanks to Is Clutton for the idea. She suggested, 'Last pit pony retires' and 'Previously unheard Nick Drake songs found'. You, dear reader (although possibly not you personally), did the rest. Thank you all. A book of collected Top 10s is to be published by Elliott & Thompson this autumn

Letter from the Literary editor: The Transformative Power of Books

Many of us will have booked our holidays by now and bought the sun-cream too. But what to read under the palm tree or on the beach or the staycation sofa?

Hislop (left) did not comment but his deputy said Steve Coogan had no record of supporting free speech

Private Eye editor Ian Hislop quits Index on Censorship over links with Steve Coogan

Hislop is reportedly protesting against comedian’s support for press regulation

Simon Fox, who succeeded Sly Bailey as chief executive of Trinity Mirror in September 2012

Media Column: The man appointed to turn around ailing Trinity Mirror is making headway and has ambitious digital plans

Simon Fox looks out from his 20th-storey window at the Credit Suisse tower and the rest of the Canary Wharf skyline and wishes he was somewhere else.

Influential annual news review charts growth of 'weird news'

Weird news - from Sainsbury’s including a mannequin in a “slave costume” as part of a promotional display to Fox News accidentally broadcasting a picture of a penis in its coverage of a helicopter crash – is overtaking entertainment and celebrity stories as the key driver of traffic on digital news sites, according to a major report from an Oxford University-based institute.

The latest edition of 'The Oldie'

The Oldie magazine appoints Alexander Chancellor as editor

Alexander Chancellor yesterday gently lowered himself into the editor’s seat at The Oldie magazine nearly four decades after taking on a similar role at The Spectator.

The BBC was impervious to the launch of Sky News. Now they have to take notice

A new weekday evening show will take on C4 News and Newsnight

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