A Kiss of welcome

After Mike Soutar turned `FHM' magazine into a totem of Nineties lad culture, he could choose his own media job. He picked Kiss, the dance music radio station with big ideas. By Paul McCann

Revolving doors send Emap investors into a spin

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The skill of United's star signing

Profile; David Arculus; He spent 25 years turning round Emap, and now he hopes to inspire the publisher of the Express. Paul Farrelly reports

Shares in Emap dive on Arculus resignation

Investors yesterday took fright at the unexpected resignation of David Arculus as managing director of Emap, the magazines and exhibitions group. Shares in Emap dropped by 28p to 785.5p, wiping pounds 58m from its stock market value.

Housing market in danger of bouncing too high

So much for all that guff about how the last recession taught us all a jolly good lesson about the perils of investing in housing. It is now clear beyond any doubt that a new housing boom is under way. What is more, it has the Government cheering it on from the sidelines, in the vain hope that voters will see it as evidence of an economy well managed. In fact, it was always likely to be the case that the longer the fall in house prices continued, the bigger the bounce was going to be, just as in any other market. The hardest question to answer over the last three years has been just when that bounce will actually happen.

Emap's dissident directors voted out

The long-running boardroom bust-up at Emap, the media group, finally drew to an untidy close yesterday when shareholders voted overwhelmingly to oust two "dissident" non-executive directors who had contested changes to the company's articles of association.

Watchdog in row with Emap

Pirc, the shareholder rights action group, yesterday accused Emap, the media conglomerate, of "disingenuousness" in the latest salvo in Emap's debilitating boardroom bust-up.

Emap profit of pounds 51m puts feud in back seat

Emap, the media company in the throes of a boardroom bust-up, yesterday took a breather from its management misfortunes to announce sharply higher interim profits of pounds 50.6m, up 34 per cent.

Emap plans radical boardroom reshuffle

Emap, the media giant in the throes of a debilitating boardroom dispute, is considering plans to rejig its senior management, in a move that would see the current chief executive, Robin Miller, 55, become non- executive chairman.

Sackings to follow Emap showdown

The simmering boardroom battle at Emap, the publishing and broadcasting company, sensationally burst into public view yesterday, when all but two Emap directors strongly backed their chairman, Sir John Hoskyns, following a tense showdown.

Emap tries to remove directors

The simmering boardroom battle at Emap, the publishing and broadcasting company, sensationally burst into public view yesterday when all but two Emap directors strongly backed their chairman, Sir John Hoskyns, following a tense showdown.

Johnston to press on with expansion

Johnston Press, the rapidly growing newspaper group, remains committed to expanding further in the rapidly consolidating regional market, despite the pounds 205m acquisition of Emap's 65 titles announced earlier this year.

COMMENT : The balance of power has shifted at Emap

'Yesterday's annual meeting has created the impression, unfairly or otherwise, that the chairman Sir John Hoskyns and his fellow directors were out to weaken shareholder interests'

Emap wins vote against dissidents

Boardroom bust-up: Non-executives revolt against decision to oust directors without shareholder approval

Talks bring Hollick close to Blenheim purchase

United News & Media is locked in detailed talks with Blenheim about buying the exhibitions organiser, though the two sides are still divided over the price Lord Hollick's publishing and financial services group is prepared to pay.
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Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

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