As if the police had not already inflicted enough trouble on themselves with the plebgate saga, a Chief Constable had to ‘fess up that his force did not understand the law that protects an MP’s right to speak freely.
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Friday 20 July 2012
Sir Ian Wood, the billionaire who surfed the North Sea oil boom and transformed his family's tiny ship-repair firm into a global oil services giant, is to step down after nearly 50 years with the business.
Monday 16 July 2012
The publication of crime scene photographs of Michaela McAreavey, who was murdered on her honeymoon in Mauritius, marks a new low, her family said.
Monday 09 July 2012
Back in 2008, shortly after becoming editor of The Times, James Harding redesigned the paper. Most notably, he changed page two to become a prominent noticeboard for the values and beliefs of the publication.
Saturday 30 June 2012
US Outlook Think of the The Sunday Times as Portugal. The Times (of London, as we say here) as Italy. The Sun as Ireland, The New York Post as Greece, and The Wall Street Journal as Spain. These are the PIIGS of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, News Corp's troublesome periphery.
Friday 29 June 2012
Rupert Murdoch vowed not to make a new bid for BSkyB after the division of News Corporation yesterday, saying he would focus his media empire on the US because "the English" had made him unwilling to invest any further in the UK.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Tycoon may cede day-to-day control of newspapers to focus on entertainment brands
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Could the £8.3bn takeover that never was be revived? It has not quite yet been a year since Rupert Murdoch was forced to give up on his bid to snap up BSkyB thanks to the hacking scandal, but yesterday's news that News Corp could split itself up fuelled speculation that the broadcaster may become a target again.
Monday 18 June 2012
Lord Coe said he is "depressed" about allegations of Olympic tickets being sold on the black market.
Sunday 17 June 2012
An investigation is under way into allegations that Olympic officials and agents were caught offering thousands of top tickets to the London Games on the black market.
Sunday 17 June 2012
By the start of the 21st century it seemed that readability had become a liability; surely award-winners lacked complexity if their books were too accessible? Happily this attitude is now passing, and lucid writing is once more being recognised as a desirable literary trait, which may partly explain why Pamela Hansford Johnson's work is coming back into print (the other reason is that ebooks provide an affordable route to republication).
Friday 15 June 2012
The i newspaper is confounding trends in newspaper sales by showing continued growth by posting a circulation of 274,539 in May, a remarkable increase of more than 64 per cent on the same period last year.
Wednesday 13 June 2012
Labour could force Rupert Murdoch to sell at least one of his UK newspapers in order reduce his company's influence and power in the UK, the party's leader Ed Miliband said yesterday. He told the Leveson Inquiry that he had serious concerns about any one newspaper group controlling more than 30 per cent of the newspaper market.
Monday 28 May 2012
The Education Secretary Michael Gove is set to come under sustained questioning over the strength of his relationship with Rupert Murdoch when he appears before the Leveson inquiry into media standards tomorrow.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
Donations to political parties rose to just under £9 million in the first quarter of 2012 - up £1.9 million on the previous three months, Electoral Commission figures show.
Monday 21 May 2012
David Cameron was urged to "come clean" yesterday and order a fully independent investigation of Conservative fundraising methods after it emerged that the party's internal inquiry into the cash-for-access scandal has no specific mention of the Prime Minister or Downing Street in its remit.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
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- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds