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.

Hacking scandal: clouds gather over Trinity Mirror as another ex-editor is quizzed by police

Britain’s second biggest newspaper group, Trinity Mirror, was facing a growing crisis tonight after former Daily Mirror editor Richard Wallace was questioned by police.

UK activist investors lag Europe - but are catching up

Last year's shareholder spring was not a one-off, says Roger Aitken, and more is on the way.

Fleet Street editors call for charitable trust to oversee new independent newspaper watchdog

Fleet Street editors are calling for a special charitable trust to be set up to oversee the new independent newspaper watchdog demanded by Lord Justice Leveson.

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Catastrophe fears recede in markets

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Joules seeks funds to expand

Mail group set to hive off stable of regional newspapers

A former managing director of the commuter freesheet Metro will be unveiled as the chief executive of the Cleethorpes Post to Western Morning News newspaper empire Local World this week.

ITV reassures investors on ad spend since Olympics

ITV cheered investors yesterday as it said advertising had fallen less than feared since the Olympics and its production arm ITV Studios, which makes shows such as I'm A Celebrity and Coronation Street, saw revenues surge by a fifth.

ITV escapes hangover from Olympics and is boosted by revenues surge from studios

ITV cheered investors yesterday as it said advertising had fallen less than feared since the Olympics and its production arm ITV Studios, which makes shows such as I'm A Celebrity and Coronation Street, saw revenues surge by a fifth.

Sir Martin Sorrell lost the pay vote

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Advertising chief heads for fresh battle with shareholders over his pay packet

Mark Lewis: The lawyer claimed last month that four of his clients had their voicemails intercepted by Trinity Mirror staff

Put up or shut up, Mirror boss tells hacking lawyer

Mark Lewis told to provide evidence that celebrities' voicemails were accessed illegally

Mirror studies new hacking claim

The newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror has included the Countess of Wessex's former business partner in its internal investigation into allegations of phone hacking at the company's national titles.

Margareta Pagano: Trinity Mirror’s Simon Fox must box cleverer than this

The boss of one of biggest newspaper groups cannot afford to sound so dismissive of phone-hacking claims. Has he learnt nothing from News International?

Times apologises to 'Nightjack' author it illegally unmasked

The subsidiary of News International that runs the Times newspaper today offered its apologies in the High Court to the police detective it had illegally unmasked as the author of the award-winning “Nightjack” blog.

CNN keeps quiet over claims against Piers Morgan

CNN was keeping silent last night as phone-hacking claims against the Daily Mirror’s publisher refocused attention on Piers Morgan, the tabloid’s ex-editor who now has his own talk show on the US network.

Piers Morgan edited the Daily Mirror between 1995 and 2004

Mirror Group's own journalists to help lawyer investigating phone-hacking

Employees helping lawyer who launched legal action against Newspaper group

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