Arts and Entertainment Justin Bieber has denied claims he fathered a fan’s child, calling the paternity allegations “completely untrue”

An unnamed 25-year-old woman alleges Bieber impregnated her during a one night stand

Writer's award

Writer's award

ANDREW MARR : COLUMNIST OF THE YEAR

Andrew Marr, The Independent's political columnist was yesterday named columnist of the year in the What The Papers Say annual newspaper awards.

Satirical organ takes on Tories

Staff at Scallywag, the satirical magazine, yesterday went to war against the Conservative Party by serving a writ on its deputy director for research, Dr Julian Lewis.

PFA to sue magazine

The Professional Footballers' Association is to sue the magazine, Business Age, and some Sunday newspapers after they revealed details of PFA accounts and chief executive Gordon Taylor's earnings.

Romance fades

THREE of Britain's best- known romantic magazines have disappeared from newsagents. Argus Specialist Publications withdrew True Romances, Love Story and True Story after the combined monthly circulation fell to 50,000. It feared the stories were too 'tame' and was considering making them 'more hot'.

Bunhill: Express 'Eve ho

DID Eve Pollard, the deposed editor of the Sunday Express, know that she was about to fall? I think the answer is yes. On 5 July when I - in a previous incarnation before taking on the Bunhill mantle - was summoned to her office to be dismissed myself, her sign off was as follows: 'I'm sure it will happen to me one day, darling.'

An old boy looks for new European: Correction

On our media page of 17 August we published an article which dealt with recent changes at the European newspaper. We should make it clear that we did not intend to suggest that Gregory MacLeod, the paper's former manager, had a management style which was inappropriate or that he ousted the then editor of the European, Charles Garside. In addition we wrongly suggested that during the course of Mr MacLeod's tenure as manager of the newspaper, sales of the European began to fall and that as a result Mr MacLeod was fired.

'Oldie' reprieved

The Oldie, the fortnightly magazine targeted at over- 55s, has been reprieved. The magazine closed earlier this month because of falling circulation but its directors have decided to continue publication on a monthly basis.

'Oldie' dies

The magazine for mature readers, the Oldie, brainchild of the former editor of Private Eye, Richard Ingrams, is to cease publication next month.

Media / Talk of the Trade: Seven-day wonder?

A RATHER similar venture is being planned for Scotland - but every week rather than once a month. The Scots are avid newspaper readers, but can the country support its own left-of-centre weekly illustrated news magazine? Jimmy Reid believes it can.

Media: Talk of the Trade: End of the World: Correction

The magazine Cricket World has not closed down, as we erroneously reported two weeks ago.

Rocking Balladur

PARIS - Someone has spent 5m francs ( pounds 580,000) to tell Edouard Balladur to listen to a radio station on Tuesday for 'a matter that concerns him'. Newspapers carried an advertisement inviting the Prime Minister to tune in to the rock station Skyrock at 8am. Reuter

Miscellany page

The Miscellany page, including the final set of questions in the Independent/Sharp School Team Quiz, will return in tomorrow's newspaper.

Media: Talk of the Trade: 'Standard' sales up

THE London Evening Standard is selling an extra 50,000 copies on Fridays, 10 per cent more than its regular circulation of 500,000, since it began to distribute its free weekly magazine section, ES Magazine, six weeks ago. Anthony Hilton, the paper's managing director, says this is a better increase than he expected. Although the old monthly ES Magazine raised sales by about 15 per cent on the day it appeared, the total number of extra readers over the month is now significantly higher. In spite of that, the new magazine is not budgeted to make a profit in its first year. It is of the enhanced newsprint type pioneered by the Independent on Sunday. 'The old-style glossy supplement may be coming to the end of its days,' says Mr Hilton.

Lloyd's names spurn pounds 1bn offer

A PLAN by Lloyd's of London to compensate its investors for pounds 2bn of losses came under attack by the names yesterday, writes John Moore.
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