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

WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell faces pay deal backlash

WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell will face a backlash tomorrow over the £6.8 million pay deal he has defended as a reward for "performance, not failure".

Rebels called to arms over new pay deals

Two more companies' see executive packages fall foul of investor ire as 'shareholder spring' widens

Aviva chief quits after revolt – with £1.8m payoff

The shareholder revolt sweeping through the City claimed its biggest scalp yesterday when Andrew Moss abruptly quit as the boss of giant insurer Aviva, a move cushioned by a pay-off of £1.75m.

Shareholder revolt grows as Aviva's boss Andrew Moss falls on his sword

Andrew Moss quits insurance giant to join ex-AstraZeneca and Trinity Mirror chiefs

Aviva boss Andrew Moss quits amid pay criticism

Shareholders have claimed another high-profile scalp as Britain's biggest insurer announced the abrupt exit of its chief executive.

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Independent on Sunday: Pay and eco protesters head back to the City

Pay and eco protesters head for City

Trinity Mirror favourite for shareholder rebellion while Centrica is target for anti-nuclear activists

Leading article: More shareholder revolts, please

Shareholders are becoming bolder – and a welcome, if belated, development that is, too.

Bailey pays the price for clinging on to her bonus

Sly Bailey, one of the most powerful women in the British media, quit her post as chief executive of Trinity Mirror yesterday after a revolt by shareholders who demanded that she cut her lucrative bonus package.

Cheers in newsroom as Mirror chief Bailey quits after she was asked to take bonus cut

Sly Bailey, one of the most powerful women in the British media, quit as chief executive of Trinity Mirror yesterday after a revolt by shareholders who demanded that she cut her lucrative bonus package. The news prompted a cheer in the newsroom of the company's Daily Mirror, where staff played a YouTube clip of a scene from The Wizard of Oz: “Ding-dong, the witch is dead...”

Trinity Mirror chief Sly Bailey to quit

Sly Bailey, chief executive of Trinity Mirror, today announced she is stepping down and is expected to leave by the end of the year.

Kenny Dalglish met with owner John W Henry yesterday

Liverpool bin weekly magazine as John W Henry continues to make cuts at Anfield

The root-and-branch American review of operations at Liverpool, which was being personally supervised on Merseyside by principal owner John W Henry yesterday, has led to the club ditching its popular weekly club magazine in favour of a monthly publication, to be published by the same London company which produces Manchester United's magazine and match programme.

Mirror's cut in pension payments under fire

Newspaper's owner denies raiding funds as experts call forscrutiny by regulators
The Sun's editor Dominic Mohan

Murdoch's Sun on Sunday will spark a renewed tabloid war

The launch this weekend of The Sun on Sunday is set to trigger the biggest British tabloid battle for years and generate a cash bonanza for broadcasters as rival newspaper groups fight for advertising space to promote their titles.

The Sun's editor Dominic Mohan

Tabloids feel heat from Sun on Sunday as advertising war begins

The launch this weekend of the Sun on Sunday is set to trigger the biggest British tabloid battle for years and generate a cash bonanza for broadcasters as rival newspaper groups fight for advertising space to promote their titles.

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