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  • 15 thoughts we all had watching the final Top Gear with Clarkson, Hammond and …
    15 thoughts we all had watching the final Top Gear with Clarkson, Hammond and … Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    As the episode got to Yorkshire, viewers knew there was little left of Jeremy’s Top Gear career. More »

  • More Cuts At Trinity Mirror As Revenue Falls
    More Cuts At Trinity Mirror As Revenue Falls Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Trinity Mirror intends to further slash the amount of money it spends in 2015, after predicting an 11% fall in revenue for the first half of the year. A "challenging revenue environment" has led the media group to raise its target for savings to £20m, compared with the original goal of £10m in March 2015. The media group, which publishes titles including the Liverpool Echo and Manchester Evening News, believes full-year profits will still be in line with expectations. More »

  • Trinity Mirror warns on revenue, to cut costs further
    Trinity Mirror warns on revenue, to cut costs further Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    (Reuters) - British newspaper publisher Trinity Mirror Plc said it was targeting to double cost savings for the year from its earlier plans as weak print advertising took a toll on first-half revenue. The company, which has been battling lower advertising rates at the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror, said it targeted cost savings of 20 million pounds this year compared with its previous target of 10 million pounds, to protect profit. The higher cost-savings target would, however, increase restructuring expenses by about 5 million pounds to 15 million pounds, Trinity Mirror said. More »

  • BBC must have confidence in itself if it's to survive coming battle with …
    BBC must have confidence in itself if it's to survive coming battle with … Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    One of the ironies of the BBC is that it conducts its battles with government so nervously, given their comparative levels of public trust. As poll after poll shows, people don’t trust the government, but they do trust, and like, the BBC. More »

  • Rupert Murdoch hands Fox CEO job to son James
    Rupert Murdoch hands Fox CEO job to son James Tue, Jun 16, 2015

    Media mogul Rupert Murdoch (L) laughs with his son James Murdoch (R) on March 18, 2010 More »

  • A look at the Murdoch boys' club: Who's in and out
    A look at the Murdoch boys' club: Who's in and out Sat, Jun 13, 2015

    Sibling rivalries. A quest for power. An affair. A scandal. The turbulent lives of 84-year-old billionaire Rupert Murdoch and his heirs returned to the spotlight this week as the aging magnate took steps ... More »

  • Murdoch brothers' symbiotic ties to be tested in Fox cockpit
    Murdoch brothers' symbiotic ties to be tested in Fox cockpit Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Now James and Lachlan Murdoch, octogenarian media baron Rupert's only sons, are teaming up at the helm of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc , the crown jewel of the empire their father built. James Murdoch, 42, is set to be elevated to chief executive of the entertainment company that is home to "The Simpsons" and movie franchises like "Planet of the Apes." Lachlan, 43, will become co-executive chairman with his father as executive chair, a source familiar with the situation said on Thursday, describing the arrangement as a partnership between the brothers. Investors say the brothers' ability to work together is one of the keys to Fox's future. More »

  • A Short History of Rupert Murdoch's Heirs Apparent
    A Short History of Rupert Murdoch's Heirs Apparent Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    There’s a great deal that’s still unclear about the change—for example, when it will happen and exactly what role James Murdoch will play. James Murdoch, 42, seems to have survived a near-death experience as head of News International, the British division of the company. 1997: Rupert Murdoch states that Lachlan Murdoch is “first among equals” in the race to succeed him. More »

  • Murdoch's sons to become CEO, co-chair at 21st Century Fox
    Murdoch's sons to become CEO, co-chair at 21st Century Fox Fri, Jun 12, 2015

    Rupert Murdoch will soon hand over the reins of the media dynasty that began with his father's Australian newspaper nearly a century ago to his sons. The specific timing of the handoff of 21st Century ... More »

  • Rupert Murdoch puts two sons in succession plan
    Rupert Murdoch puts two sons in succession plan Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    (L-R) Lachlan Murdoch, Rupert Murdoch and James Murdoch attend The Television Academy's 23rd Hall Of Fame Induction Gala on March 11, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California More »

  • Bio snapshots of Rupert, James and Lachlan Murdoch
    Bio snapshots of Rupert, James and Lachlan Murdoch Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    NAME: Rupert Murdoch AGE: 84 CURRENT TITLE: CEO and chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox and executive chairman of News Corp. FUTURE TITLE: Executive chairman of Twenty-First Century Fox and News Corp. ... More »

  • News Corp. and Fox, Murdoch's multi-media empire
    News Corp. and Fox, Murdoch's multi-media empire Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Rupert Murdoch, who is to step down as chief executive of 21st Century Fox, the media and entertainment conglomerate, still sits at the top of a massive empire. More »

  • Rupert Murdoch's son to take over as 21st Century Fox CEO
    Rupert Murdoch's son to take over as 21st Century Fox CEO Thu, Jun 11, 2015

    Rupert Murdoch is preparing to hand over the CEO job at Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. to his son, James, the company's news channel Fox News reported Thursday. Rupert Murdoch, 84, one of the world's most ... More »

  • Mirror hacking appeal rejected
    Mirror hacking appeal rejected Wed, Jun 10, 2015

    Mirror Group Newspapers has been refused permission to appeal against a High Court ruling which saw record damages paid out to eight phone-hacking victims. More »

  • Ex-tabloid editor goes on trial over phone hacking Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — The former deputy editor of the News of the World has gone on trial over phone hacking, with prosecutors saying it's inconceivable he did not know about illegal eavesdropping. More »

  • Deputy editor on trial over hacking
    Deputy editor on trial over hacking Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson's deputy has become the latest of a string of journalists to go on trial for plotting to hack phones of celebrities. More »

  • Emotional Paul Gascoigne, aka Gazza, says: I'm in a good place
    Emotional Paul Gascoigne, aka Gazza, says: I'm in a good place Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    The former England footballer got emotional as he answered questions about his life and career. More »

  • Gazza: I'm in a good place
    Gazza: I'm in a good place Tue, Jun 9, 2015

    Fifteen years after realising he was an alcoholic, former England footballer Paul Gascoigne has said he is "in a good place", adding that he prays he does not pick up another drink. More »

  • Stay in rehab, Gazza tells Sansom
    Stay in rehab, Gazza tells Sansom Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    Paul Gascoigne has pleaded for troubled former England and Arsenal star Kenny Sansom to stay in rehab because it is his best chance of kicking alcohol into touch. More »

  • Gazza Reveals His Gaza Strip Paranoia
    Gazza Reveals His Gaza Strip Paranoia Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    Paul Gascoigne has revealed he used to get paranoid when Gaza was mentioned on the news. The ex-footballer, known as Gazza, would think it was another negative story about him. Gascoigne has battled mental illness, drugs and alcohol addiction - fuelling regular news headlines over the years. More »

  • Gaza reports spooked 'Gazza'
    Gaza reports spooked 'Gazza' Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    Former England footballer Paul 'Gazza' Gascoigne has revealed there was a time he was once struggling so much with mental health issues he became convinced British television reports about the situation in the Gaza Strip were a reference to his own condition. More »

  • Piers Morgan and John Cleese have had the best Twitter spat ever
    Piers Morgan and John Cleese have had the best Twitter spat ever Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    It all started over the pair not acknowledging each other in a restaurant. More »

  • Trinity Mirror to appeal against phone-hacking ruling Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    Britain's Trinity Mirror newspaper group will appeal against a court ruling ordering it to pay a total of 1.2 million pounds in damages to eight phone-hacking victims, arguing the amount is "disproportionate", it said on Thursday. The group, which owns the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror tabloid newspapers, had raised its provision to deal with the fallout from phone-hacking from 12 million pounds to 28 million pounds following the May 21 ruling by a High Court judge. The amounts awarded by the judge were much larger than those obtained by other victims of phone-hacking by journalists in earlier out-of-court settlements, potentially raising the cost of dealing with any future claims. More »

  • Ex-NOTW Editor Andy Coulson Acquitted Of Perjury
    Ex-NOTW Editor Andy Coulson Acquitted Of Perjury Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    The Scottish perjury trial of former Downing Street director of communications Andy Coulson has collapsed. The judge acquitted the former newspaper editor after ruling that he had no case to answer. Mr Coulson had been accused of lying on oath during the 2010 perjury trial of the former socialist MSP Tommy Sheridan. More »

  • Andy Coulson cleared of perjury over phone-hacking
    Andy Coulson cleared of perjury over phone-hacking Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Andy Coulson, British Prime Minister David Cameron's one-time media chief, was acquitted by a Scottish court on Wednesday of committing perjury by lying about his knowledge of phone-hacking at a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid he once edited. Coulson, who was editor of the now-defunct News of the World newspaper from 2003-2007, was jailed last July for conspiracy to intercept voicemails on mobile phones after it was revealed there had been widespread hacking by journalists to obtain exclusive stories for his paper. Coulson was answering questions over a front-page News of the World story about a Scottish socialist politician, Tommy Sheridan, whom the paper accused of visiting a swingers' club. More »

  • Perjury case against UK PM's ex-aide collapses
    Perjury case against UK PM's ex-aide collapses Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    A perjury trial against Andy Coulson, the ex-editor of Britain's defunct News of the World tabloid and Prime Minister David Cameron's former media chief, has collapsed, it could be reported Wednesday. More »

  • Coulson cleared in perjury trial
    Coulson cleared in perjury trial Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been cleared of committing perjury while giving evidence in the trial of ex-MSP Tommy Sheridan. More »

  • Ex-UK tabloid editor Andy Coulson cleared of perjury
    Ex-UK tabloid editor Andy Coulson cleared of perjury Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was cleared of perjury Wednesday after a judge said the alleged lies he told under oath were not relevant to the trial in question. More »

  • Cameron's ex-aide cleared of lying in court
    Cameron's ex-aide cleared of lying in court Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Andy Coulson, the ex-editor of Britain's defunct News of the World tabloid, has been cleared of lying to a court, it could be reported Wednesday. More »

  • UK reporter handed suspended sentence in bribery case Fri, May 29, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — A British tabloid reporter has been handed a suspended 18-month prison sentence over a police bribery case. More »

  • 'Hand Gesture' Signified NOTW Phone Hacking
    'Hand Gesture' Signified NOTW Phone Hacking Tue, May 26, 2015

    The Scottish perjury trial of Andy Coulson has heard of a hand gesture used in News Of The World (NOTW) editorial conferences to signify phone hacking. He said that Coulson would have known that private investigator Glenn Mulcaire was hacking phones. Mr Weatherup told the court that during editorial conferences he would have used a signal at least two or three times when Coulson asked him where a story came from. More »

  • Phone hacking at paper 'systematic'
    Phone hacking at paper 'systematic' Tue, May 26, 2015

    Hacking phones was "systematic" at the News of the World, the perjury trial of the newspaper's former editor has heard. More »

  • Coulson 'Knew Of Intercepted Milly Voicemails'
    Coulson 'Knew Of Intercepted Milly Voicemails' Mon, May 25, 2015

    Andy Coulson knew voicemail messages on the phone of murdered teenager Milly Dowler had been intercepted, a former News of the World journalist has told a court. Neville Thurlbeck, a former chief reporter at the now defunct Sunday tabloid, also said hacked messages were the source for a story about former Home Secretary David Blunkett having an affair. Among the claims, prosecutors allege Coulson falsely claimed to have been unaware that private investigator Glenn Mulcaire had been involved in phone hacking along with former royal editor Clive Goodman, prior to the pair's arrest in 2006. More »

  • Coulson 'knew of Milly intercepts'
    Coulson 'knew of Milly intercepts' Mon, May 25, 2015

    A former News of the World journalist has told a court that Andy Coulson was aware that voicemail messages on the phone of murdered teenager Milly Dowler had been intercepted. More »

  • UK tabloid reporter found guilty in bribery case Fri, May 22, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — A British tabloid reporter accused of paying police for news tips has been found guilty of aiding and abetting public office misconduct. More »