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.

Market Report: Review of media sector weighs on Trinity Mirror

Trinity Mirror was weak yesterday after Morgan Stanley spooked investors by more than halving its target price for the stock, to 170p from 350p.

Market Report: Miners slide as broker issues call for a correction

It was a grim day on the FTSE 100 yesterday as mining company shares, which were hit by profit-taking following Monday's record run and by analysts' calls for a correction, fell by the wayside.

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Colin Myler landed the top job at Britain's biggest-selling tabloid a year ago – just after the paper was shamed for royal phone tapping. In his first interview he tells Ian Burrell how he has changed the paper and unveils his glossy new magazine

Platinum-plated future in the new catalyst laws for Johnson Matthey

The platinum specialist Johnson Matthey is expecting a bumper year as a million trucks and buses across the globe will need to be fitted with diesel catalysts under new environmental standards.

Anger at oil chief's $400m retirement package

Lee Raymond, the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, has bowed out from the oil giant with a $400m pay and retirement deal that has caused outrage among environmentalists. In his 12 years at the top of the company, Exxon has pumped an estimated six billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere and has led the opposition to action on climate change

Janet Street-Porter: Masters of their own universe (if nothing else)

We used to play a naughty game to get us through endless dreary BBC management meetings, called Fuck or Die. You were allowed to refuse to contemplate sexual intercourse with only three people per hour, before you were landed with a hefty fine. When I look at the twin macho monoliths of that are Jeremy Clarkson and John Prescott, Fuck or Die comes flooding back in all its grisly glory.

Alan Sapper

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An Evening With Robert Maxwell, Trafalgar Studios, London

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Investment Column: Trinity Mirror needs a new sparkle

Exciting Dyson looks high enough for now

Trinity Mirror in £45m printing deal with rival Guardian Media Group

The Newspaper publishers Trinity Mirror and Guardian Media Group yesterday announced plans to invest £45m in printing equipment in Oldham, to begin production in 2006.

The Media Column: The Piers Morgan that you won't read about in the newspapers

Among the zillions of words written about Piers Morgan since his fall from grace at Trinity Mirror, few have been seriously critical.

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