News Tony Gallagher was given a traditional 'banging out' send off by the paper's staff

The Daily Telegraph has sacked its editor, Tony Gallagher, and declared it will “reinvent the way we work” and move beyond news publishing.

Editor who made Middle England sit up

THE DEATH of Sir David English yesterday will see his time at the Daily Mail pass into Fleet Street legend. His handling of Middle-England's morning read will now compete with memories of Hugh Cudlipp's era at the Daily Mirror and David Astor's time with the Observer.

Marmalade is 30 but can't grow up

CHARLOTTE Coleman has a new film coming out this week but what she is really concerned about is turning 30. She did so a week ago last Friday and can't stop thinking about it.

Gossip lands Dempster in hot water

A wealthy aristocrat went to the High Court yesterday in a bid to have gossip columnist Nigel Dempster jailed for allegedly repeating a libellous claim that he failed to make proper financial provision for his ex-wife.

Media families; 22. The Rothermeres

Esmond (2nd Lord Rothermere, head of Associated Newspapers, owner of the `Daily Mail'), begat Vere (3rd Lord Rothermere), who begat Jonathan (`Evening Standard' executive and heir to the family business)

LAW REPORT v 8 July 1997: Publication of articles was not contempt

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Horror! Mail man let loose

No firings, no redundo, just howls and resignations as the youthful Martin Clarke storms through `The Scotsman'. Rob Brown reviews the spectacle

Weigh out of line

The Daily Mail's vicious treatment of Mo Mowlam revealed a callous disregard of the facts, argues David Walker

More Tory newspapers abandon the cause in favour of Labour

A Second right-wing newspaper group is abandoning its traditional endorsement of the Con- servative Party in another crushing blow to the Tories' campaign.

Letter: Press must take care after trials

Sir: Musa Mazzawi (letter, 18 February) is arguably wrong in assuming that because the two trials of the men acquitted of murdering Stephen Lawrence are over, the Daily Mail may now, without hindrance, say what it likes.

PM joins debate over race murder

JThe Prime Minister said yesterday that he hoped the killers of Stephen Lawrence, the black teenager who was stabbed to death at a bus stop in London, could still be jailed.

Leading article: Why the heart must not rule

Trial by media is a hackneyed phrase, deployed from time to time to condemn an excess of zeal, usually by the tabloid press. Often, offence has been taken wrongly, but the behaviour of the Daily Mail on Friday in branding five young men as the murderers of Stephen Lawrence, the black A-level student stabbed to death in south London in 1993, is the genuine article. The five have not been convicted of the crime. After a prolonged, if not particularly skilful police investigation, they were charged with various offences relating to Stephen Lawrence's death. They were discharged by the law courts. Last week they chose to remain silent at the Coroner's inquest. They were acting within their rights. None the less, their pictures appeared on the front page of the Daily Mail under the headline "Murderers". Subsequent reports showed frames from police surveillance video footage showing that at least two of the five had a taste for long knives and racial violence, and hatred of black people. That is disquieting, revolting even in this case, but it does not justify condemning them as murderers.

Group of four to take on cable

Four leading cable programmers are in talks to form a united front in the looming battle over cable carriage contracts in the UK pay-television industry.

Stagg says he has murder evidence

Colin Stagg, acquitted by an Old Bailey judge two years ago of murdering Rachel Nickel, yesterday requested pounds 4,000 to show evidence he says proves he did not commit the crime.

`It is all close to insanity. Sometimes I feel I should die now. I don't because of our son'

Memories of a murder: the lover of Rachel Nickell describes his continuing struggle

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