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.

Diary: A champion of transparency learns the art of discretion

Two weeks ago, the Daily Mail ran an editorial praising the "impressive Tory backbencher" Dominic Raab, the MP for Esher and Walton, and in April it reported with obvious approval his views on a European Court decision to withhold the names of judges who had ruled against the British Government on the issue of prisoners' rights. "It adds insult to injury – the lack of transparency only compounds the lack of accountability," Mr Raab, pictured, complained.

Hugh Grant lawyer criticises 'smears' accusation

A lawyer for Hugh Grant has criticised the Mail on Sunday after the paper accused the actor of making "mendacious smears" in his evidence to the Leveson Inquiry.

Hugh Grant arrives at the Leveson Inquiry at the High Court in London

Hugh Grant: 'Mail on Sunday may also have hacked my phone'

The publisher of the Mail on Sunday yesterday denied Hugh Grant's allegations at the Leveson Inquiry that key details obtained by the paper about his personal life could only have been obtained by the illegal interception of his voicemails.

In full: Witness Statement of Hugh Grant

Followed by Supplemental Witness Statement

Aggrieved journalists 'could use inquiry to get revenge'

Journalists should not be allowed to give evidence anonymously to Lord Leveson, the publisher of the Daily Mail is arguing.

Carole Caplin awarded libel damages

A lifestyle consultant who worked for former Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair and his wife Cherie has accepted "substantial" libel damages from a national newspaper, a High Court judge was told today.

Daily Mail owner plans to launch Sunday tabloid

Associated Newspapers, publishers of the Daily Mail, has prepared a new red-top Sunday tabloid to fill a void in the market left by the closure of the News of the World by media rival News International.

Stephen Glover: A decline in ads that's put the heat back on

Media Studies: If the advertising downturn goes on for long I fear some newspapers are in for a further battering

DMGT suffers setback as advertising sales slide

The owner of the Daily Mail suffered a surprise fall in advertising revenues at its national and regional titles last month and warned of the ongoing effects of the "volatile and uncertain" markets this year. Shares in Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT) closed more than 7 per cent lower after the company released its half-yearly financial report yesterday.

How Hislop hounded a 'hypocrite' until he decided to come clean

Cahal Milmo reports on the vain battle to keep an affair secret

DMGT cuts 8 per cent of regional staff

The publisher of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday said it had slashed its regional newspaper workforce by another 8 per cent in the past quarter as revenues and circulation continued to fall.

Bob Ainsworth sues over pirate claim

The former defence secretary Bob Ainsworth is suing the Daily Mail over the newspaper's claims that he "bungled" the case of Paul and Rachel Chandler, who were captured by Somali pirates.

John Rentoul: Is the net closing in on Tony Blair?

He does read my blog after all! Paul Dacre, editor of the Daily Mail, is doing it just because he knows how much innocent pleasure it gives me.

John Rentoul: The environmentally friendly Daily Mail

Further to my post this morning about the Daily Mail’s contemptible use of a conspiracy theory as a front-page news story, a correspondent draws my attention to another story in a rival publication, namely the Mail on Sunday two years ago.

John Rentoul: Blair hating update

Bouyed by the success of its green-ink supplement last week, the Daily Mail has gone one further and printed an entire edition thus today (although it shows up in black and white in scans, right).

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