Shelf life

Competition has reached new heights in the women's magazine market, where there is talk of an imminent price war, and Cosmopolitan unveils its first nude centrefolds in 20 years.

Kiss FM wins new Yorkshire radio licence

They'll be dancing to new tunes in Yorkshire following the award last night of the new regional radio licence to Kiss FM, sister of the dance music radio station currently operating in Manchester.

`Youth radio' bid tipped to win Yorkshire licence

The Radio Authority is poised to announce the winner of the regional radio licence for Yorkshire, in one of the most competitive franchise rounds yet seen in the fast-growing commercial radio market.

Bid approach sends Blenheim shares soaring

Blenheim Group, the exhibitions company which has experienced wildly fluctuating fortunes in the past five years, was at the centre of bid speculation yesterday after the company said it had received an approach that might lead to an offer.

Rumours of drop in forecast damage Allied Domecq

MARKET REPORT

Johnston acquires Emap titles for pounds 111m

Emap yesterday sold its regional newspaper business - the original cornerstone of its burgeoning media empire - to Johnston Press, the Edinburgh- based newspaper company, for pounds 211m. The 65 titles being sold include the Stamford Mercury, first published in 1695 and one of Britain's oldest newspapers.

Midlands warning hits shares

Shares in Midlands Independent Newspapers dived 24p to 123p yesterday after the regional publisher warned on profits and admitted it had failed in an attempt to buy Emap's newspaper titles, writes Patrick Tooher.

For sale: a snip at pounds 200m

Regional newspapers can still make hefty profits, so why is Emap putting its 71 titles in the shop window?

Government to relax FM radio licence rules

MATHEW HORSMAN

youth never had it so good

You're young. You're ambitious. You're in the right decade. By Hester Lacey

Calling at your station

Commercial radio is booming. Fifteen consortia are bidding for the lucrative new Yorkshire and Humberside licence, and each offers a different format. So who will win? Meg Carter reports

Emap's golf titles in the bunker

A SERIES of top-level defections from a flagship golf magazine have landed leading publishing group Emap in the rough.

Brickbats turn to bouquets for utility

City Talk

Good news from Emap fails to cheer

THE INVESTMENT COLUMN

Emap revenues slow

Magazine publisher Emap signalled a slowdown in revenue growth in the second half, taking the shine off a 70 per cent increase in underlying pre-tax profits for the six months to September. Profits improved across the company's activities,which include consumer and business magazines, regional newspapers and radio interests. Reported pre-tax profits jumped from pounds 22.2m to pounds 33.9m while the interim dividend, jumped to 3.7p (2.5p).
Career Services

Day In a Page

Independent Travel
Bruges
Lake Como
Burgundy
South AFrica
Paris
Northern Corsica
Prices correct as of 21 November 2014
In a world of Saudi bullying, right-wing Israeli ministers and the twilight of Obama, Iran is looking like a possible policeman of the Gulf

Iran is shifting from pariah to possible future policeman of the Gulf

Robert Fisk on our crisis with Iran
The young are the new poor: A third of young people pushed into poverty

The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
Greens on the march: ‘We could be on the edge of something very big’

Greens on the march

‘We could be on the edge of something very big’
Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby - through the stories of his accusers

Revealed: the case against Bill Cosby

Through the stories of his accusers
Why are words like 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?

The Meaning of Mongol

Why are the words 'mongol' and 'mongoloid' still bandied about as insults?
Mau Mau uprising: Kenyans still waiting for justice join class action over Britain's role in the emergency

Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

Thousands join class action over Britain's role in the emergency
Isis in Iraq: The trauma of the last six months has overwhelmed the remaining Christians in the country

The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
Black Friday: Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Helpful discounts for Christmas shoppers, or cynical marketing by desperate retailers?

Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

From America's dad to date-rape drugs

Stories of Bill Cosby's alleged sexual assaults may have circulated widely in Hollywood, but they came as a shock to fans, says Rupert Cornwell
Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

As fans flock to see England women's Wembley debut against Germany, the TV presenter on an exciting 'sea change'
Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
Dr Charles Heatley: The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
Flogging vlogging: First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books

Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show: US channels wage comedy star wars

Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

US channels wage comedy star wars
When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine? When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible

When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible