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Conrad Black

Prison works: Conrad Black becomes a liberal

Holed up in his Palm Beach mansion, an unrepentant Conrad Black has broken his silence for the first time since his release from prison with a paean to the virtues of fine wine, his wife, Barbara Amiel, and the pleasures of "pristine quiet, free of loudspeakers, screamed argument, and the snoring of a hundred men".

Revealed: Deedes' damning view of the Barclay brothers

The late Lord Deedes has launched a vitriolic attack from beyond the grave on the current owners of The Daily Telegraph, where he spent 12 years as editor. Deedes, who was also a former Conservative cabinet minister, died in August last year, aged 94, still employed by the paper. Yet he was so disillusioned following the arrival in 2004 of the reclusive Barclay brothers, Sir David and Sir Frederick, as owners, that he considered resigning, believing the new regime to be "a stinking mob" and "bullying".