News The Independent website grew by 7.94 per cent to 29,894,151 unique monthly users

The Independent’s website independent.co.uk enjoyed the largest growth among newspaper websites during December, according to official figures released today.

Jim Armitage: Simon Fox's internet strategy at Trinity Mirror is positive

Outlook Simon Fox got a pretty bad kicking as HMV lumbered to its death under his command. At his current berth, the Trinity Mirror newspaper group, the headlines are treating him more kindly. At HMV, he launched gimmicky distractions and store revamps when what the music chain needed was a radical edit in the form of a wholesale cull of cash-draining stores.

The Business Matrix: Tuesday 17 December 2013

General Atlantic buys MeteoGroup

PA Group sells weather forecaster MeteoGroup for £161m

Europe’s biggest private-sector weather forecaster, MeteoGroup, owned by PA Group, the owner of the Press Association news wire, is set to change hands for €190 million

In brief: Birds Eye owner plans to double business; Latchways results warning; RBS to shed investment banking; Reuters man to chair Investis

Birds Eye owner plans to double size of its business

Iglo Group, whose brands include Birds Eye, has set out plans to double the size of the business to €3.2bn (£2.7bn) by 2020. The chief executive, Elio Leonim Sceti, has put Havas in charge of its marketing strategy. The UK, Italy, Germany and Austria are the group’s largest markets, representing about 85 per cent of turnover.

Sven-Goran Eriksson is one of four people to have brought claims of hacking against the Mirror Group

Mirror Group faces 55 new hacking claims

High Court rejects attempt by publisher to throw out cases by four claimants

There is another housing bubble… it is high-rise and lacks proper amenities

The Alexander, Richmond Park, Newt & Ferret, Cambridge, Kelly Arms, Swan, Six Bells… all pubs that used to be near my house. Now, all closed and, in most cases, either turned into flats or about to be turned into flats.

Paul Vickers, Company Secretary and Group Legal Director, Trinity Mirror; Sly Bailey, former chief executive Trinity Mirror (2003-2012); James Hipwell, former Mirror business journalist

Mirror titles could face huge bill if phone hacking is proven

Latest police investigation could involve hundreds of alleged victims and officers are looking at more than one newspaper

New Scotland Yard, the headquarters of the Metropolitan Police

Sunday Mirror faces hacking investigation

The publisher of the Sunday Mirror has said it is being investigated for alleged phone hacking carried out by ex-employees.

Phone hacking: Former Sunday Mirror journalist Dan Evans charged

Dan Evans accused of plotting with unnamed others to intercept voicemails of 'well-known people and those associated with them'

The Business Matrix: Friday 2 August 2013

Profits surge and value falls at Intu

Rupert Murdoch is trusted on press regulation by only 15 per cent of Sun readers

Newspapers cannot be trusted to regulate themselves, say readers

Newspapers that are vehemently opposed to a Parliament-approved royal charter on press regulation are at odds with the views of their own readers, a YouGov survey has found.

Charles Saatchi puts his hand over Nigella Lawson's mouth at Scott's in December

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Events like this compel us to consider the ethics of recording a dispute

The Business Matrix: Friday 17 May 2013

Demand for gold hits three-year low

James Ashton: AGMs season can still put trouble on agenda

Like the first swallow of summer, Barclays’ shareholder meeting this week signified the beginning of the AGM season. But if signs of summer are upon us, what happened to this year’s shareholder spring?

Trinity Mirror

In an article in last week’s Independent on Sunday (“Trinity Mirror executives need to face up to the murky past”) we said that a report gathered from former senior Mirror reporters was given to Trinity Mirror chief executive Simon Fox and chairman David Grigson.  Mr Fox and Mr Grigson have pointed out that they have not seen any such report and we are happy to acknowledge this and apologise to them.

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