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A new editor for The Independent

The award-winning journalist Chris Blackhurst is the new editor of The Independent, the paper's owners Independent Print Limited announced yesterday. He replaces Simon Kelner, the longest-serving editor in the newspaper's history.

Chris Blackhurst appointed Editor of The Independent

Independent Print Limited (IPL) today announces the appointment of Chris Blackhurst as Editor of the Independent.

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So why did George Osborne choose his Mansion House speech to back the "ring- fencing" proposals for reforming the banks which have been recommended by the Independent Commission on Banking in its interim report?

Birmingham chairman Peter Pannu angry over Alex McLeish resignation

Birmingham acting chairman Peter Pannu has criticised Alex McLeish for walking away from the club and vowed the Scot will not be allowed to move on without a fight.

Graham Taylor 'told to make false FIFA claims'

Former England manager Graham Taylor revealed today that he was encouraged by FIFA officials to make false expenses claims.

Mark Steel: It's the wrong people doing the gagging

You can understand why some tabloid newspapers are upset about these super-injunctions. Because when they write something about a footballer with a prostitute it's almost the only time they print a story that's true. Then it turns out that's the article they're not allowed to publish. How is that fair?

Dominic Lawson: In the Twitter era, privacy is finished

The Facebook generation are infinitely less sympathetic than the average High Court judge

Media Diary: Mosley tipped for court victory

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Tomorrow is judgement day for Max Mosley as he attempts to force the press to notify the subjects of stories prior to publication.

The mixed messages of the AVs and AV nots

Surprising contradictions and odd alliances – it's not just politicians hoping to influence our votes at the referendum. What role is the press playing?

Hotter than LA, drier than Madrid - Britain hogs the super soaraway April sun!

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Landlord of Joanna Yeates to sue for libel

The landlord arrested on suspicion of murdering the Bristol woman Joanna Yeates has launched legal action against a number of newspapers.

Terence Blacker: Why so embittered, Martin?

The surprisingly large number of English people who heartily dislike their own country are in for a trying few days. The cricket season has started. Two bank holiday weekends in the spring sunshine will encourage families to celebrate the joys of the English countryside and seaside. Politically, the likelihood that the Scottish National Party will soon enjoy majority rule in its own country will put the question of nationalism centre-stage.

Joanna Yeates landlord sues newspapers

The landlord arrested on suspicion of murdering Joanna Yeates has launched legal action against a series of newspapers, it was announced today.

Stephen Glover: Cut the World Service and it's Britain we harm

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