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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has apologised after he claimed a Canadian reporter was “lurking” around his house, climbing his fences and taking photos of his children.

Why Major should heed the press

So the Prime Minister defied the exhortations of the right-wing newspapers. More fool him

pounds 250m buyout plan for Telegraph abandoned

The proposed pounds 250m buyout of minority shareholders in The Telegraph group was abandoned last night after independent directors and Conrad Black's Hollinger, Telegraph's controlling shareholder, failed to agree a price. Telegraph shares are expected to fall on the news.

Price impasse delays Black offer

PRICING difficulties are continuing to delay the posting of an offer from Conrad Black, the proprietor of the Telegraph Group, to the holders of shares in the Telegraph that his interests do not already own.

Blair 'is best for One-Nation Tories'

Lord Gilmour, a Cabinet minister under Edward Heath and Baroness Thatcher, has become the most senior Conservative to endorse Tony Blair's "new" Labour Party, as the best hope for "One-Nation Tory" values.

Telegraph holds out for more

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Black won't pay 500p for Telegraph shares

CONRAD BLACK, chairman of the Telegraph newspaper group, said this weekend that his long-awaited buyout bid for the company would be "nowhere near" the 500p per share some shareholders are hoping for.

Come clean, Conrad

Come clean, Conrad

The society girl gets serious

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`Spectator' defends Cash article repays reading

YOUR front-page article ("British Jews protest to Conrad Black", 4 December) either deliberately or lazily misrepresents William Cash's article, which caused such a fuss. He did not, as Marie Woolf states, write that Hollywood is run by a "Jewish cabal".

Conrad Black to buy back his Telegraph shares

CONRAD BLACK is set to buy shares in the Telegraph for about 330p only months after selling part of his stake in the company at 587p. The sale provoked outrage when shortly afterwards the shares collapsed after the cover price of the Telegraph was slashed from 48p to 30p.

View from City Road: Black's cheek is hard to beat

You have to hand it to Conrad Black. For pure cheek, he takes some beating. Having sold a big chunk of his shares in the Telegraph at the top of the market just ahead of announcing a big cut in the cover price, he now proposes to buy back half of the stake at near the bottom.

Letter: Labour's plans to review media ownership

Sir: It is not often that I am accused of both maintaining the status quo (View from City Road, 10 August) and changing Labour Party policy (leading article, 10 August) on the same issue in the same newspaper on the same day.
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