Stephen Glover: £40m sale of family silver may not go far at ‘The Guardian’

The Guardian may now be housed in fancy offices near Kings Cross, complete with their own theatre, but its spiritual home is Manchester. There, some hundred years after it was founded in 1821, the paper joined forces with the Manchester Evening News. The usually loss-making Guardian was for years subsidised by the profitable afternoon newspaper.

Swedes take aim at Springer

EQT, a Swedish private equity group, is the favourite to win a €500m (£425m) stake in Springer Science and Business Media, a German publishing house.

Bradford quits as Emap manager

The Beleaguered publishing group Emap, which is owned by Guardian Media Group (GMG) and the private equity company Apax Partners, has been hit by the departure of one of its senior managers, after just a year.

BB publishers buck downward trend with profit jumps

Emap and Incisive Media, the trade magazine publishers owned by private equity giant Apax, are understood to have made surprise profit jumps last year. Retail Week and Local Government Chronicle publisher Emap is believed to have made about £100m pre-tax profit for the 12 months to the end of March, a marginal increase on 2008-09. Turnover was approaching £300m. Incisive, which is struggling with a £400m debt burden, is understood to have made earnings before interest, taxation, debt and amortisation – a key profit calculation – of nearly £50m, up from about £36m in 2007.

Cash approach for Informa as merger talks end with UBM

United Business Media (UBM) announced the breakdown of merger talks with Informa last night, as Informa put out a statement confirming an approach from a third party offering cash.

Charterhouse swots up on Reed's business

Charterhouse, the private equity owner of the Times Educational Supplement (TES), has emerged as a possible bidder in the £1.25bn race for New Scientist publisher Reed Business Information (RBI).

Mixmag - It's not just about drugs and bikini-clad women

How 'Mixmag' turned the tables on its doubters and made its 25th birthday. By Tim Walker

Apax edges away from £1.25bn Reed bid

Apax has cooled its interest in the £1.25bn auction for Reed Business Information (RBI), the publisher. Rivals United Business Media and Informa have already indicated that they are not interested in the auction.

GCap opens books to Global as investors back increased offer

GCap, the media group that owns Capital Radio and Classic FM, agreed yesterday to open its books to Global Radio, the radio company that has been stalking it for several months.

Global Radio given five weeks to make formal offer for GCap

Global Radio has been given five weeks by the Takeover Panel to make a formal offer for GCap Media or walk away.

David Prosser's Outlook: A sad end to 250 years of Equitable Life

Sports Direct cashes in on Nike; Emap's U-turn for shareholders

Emap to sell business publishing unit after all

In a dramatic U-turn, the board of Emap yesterday agreed to sell its business-to-business publishing unit to Guardian Media Group and the buyout giant Apax Partners for 1bn, at least 300m less than it had been expected to fetch.

Palestinian militant killed in Gaza raid

Palestinian militants vowed today to avenge Israel's assassination of the Hamas government's top security chief, an attack that threatened to ignite large-scale violence between the two sides.

Fuerzabruta, Roundhouse, London <br/> Sit And Shiver, New End Theatre, London

After a two-year closure and a £30m refurbishment, the Roundhouse is back in business as a handsomely equipped arts centre. It is marking the occasion with the ultimate in wild reopening parties. Fuerzabruta ("Brute Force") is the creation of a splinter group from the Argentinian company De La Guarda, which gave the venue one of its biggest hits with Villa Villa in 1999.

The Investment Column: Advertising risks make Emap just a hold

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Brian Harvey turned up at Downing Street today demanding to speak to the Prime Minister

Met Police confirm there was a 'minor disturbance' and that no-one was arrested

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George Lucas criticises the major Hollywood film studios

Chris Grayling, Justice Secretary: 'There are pressures which we are facing but there is not a crisis'

Does Chris Grayling realise what a vague concept he is dealing with?

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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
Ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities - not London, or Edinburgh, but Salisbury

Salisbury ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities

The city is home to one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta, along with the world’s oldest mechanical clock
Let's talk about loss

We need to talk about loss

Secrecy and silence surround stillbirth
Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Many of us Brits still disapprove of conspicuous consumption – it's the way we were raised, says DJ Taylor
Ash frontman Tim Wheeler reveals how he came to terms with his father's dementia

Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album