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The prince of darkness

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Letter: ITV hits back

Sir: Andrew Neil's criticism of ITV (Media, 1 December) for successfully seeking to move News at Ten is curiously at odds with his libertarian credentials. As a free-marketer, it would have been more logical for him to support ITV's case for the same freedom and flexibility to schedule as is enjoyed by its competitors.

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Branson swears he is sorry

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Bad news for 'European'

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Fayed's clean-up trust is dissolved

A TRUST set up by Mohamed al-Fayed with pounds 1m to clean up British politics has been struck off for failing to file its accounts.

Media: A quiet revolution in Wapping

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Policeman on drugs charge

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Rob Brown's Media Column

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They're just men behaving successfully

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