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Richard Clive Desmond (born 8 December 1951) is an English publisher and businessman. He is the owner of Express Newspapers and founder in 1974 of Northern & Shell, which publishes...

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  • Richard Desmond's executive named as member of Ipso's funding body

      News Source: The Guardian | 1 day ago
    One stand-out name on the list is Paul Ashford, editorial director of Richard's Desmond's media company, Northern & Shell . One of the crises that undermined the Press Complaints Commission , Ipso's predecessor, was Desmond's decision to pull his
  • Discovery withdraws bid for Channel 5

      News Source: The Guardian | 7 days ago
    Ian Gavan/Getty Images Discovery Communications has withdrawn its bid for Richard Desmond 's Channel 5 , which is thought to leave MTV owner Viacom as one of the few remaining potential buyers. According to sources Discovery's offer was thought to be
  • What is a banker doing as the new Minister of Fun?

      News Source: The Conversation | 9 days ago
    I wonder how he rates Daenerys Targaryen 's chances of snagging the most coveted seat of all, the Iron Throne. And whether he thinks Darren Aronofsky has succeeded in making an old religious story fresh, germane yet fantastical. If he's wonderstruck
  • Kerry Stokes reported to be considering £700m bid for UK's Channel 5

      News Source: The Guardian | 17 days ago
    Lukas Coch/AAP Australia's Seven West Media has declined to comment on a report about its chairman, Kerry Stokes, being interested in buying the UK's Channel 5, which is up for sale with a £700m (AUD$1.25bn) price tag. Channel 5 is the home of
  • Room at the top: London's super-prime housing market

      News Source: The Guardian | 18 days ago
    in 2013, 85% of new houses in London were sold to non-UK buyers. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian Where Hampstead Heath meets Highgate Hill, behind steep red-brick walls, there is a garden. In the garden, hidden by a protective coppice of
  • BT executive: 'count us out' of Channel 5 bid

      News Source: The Guardian | 23 days ago
    Ian Gavan/Getty Images A senior BT executive has questioned the strategic value and £700m price tag for Richard Desmond's Channel 5 , effectively ruling out the telecoms giant as a serious bidder for the broadcaster. John Petter, the head of BT's
  • Jay Hunt: Has Channel 4 boss gone too far with ‘Benefits Street'

      News Source: The Independent | 3 months ago
    Hunt's schedule is currently attracting a greater level of attention thanks to Benefits Street, a controversial five-part series that attempts to analyse Britain's social security system by focusing on a single Birmingham road. Residents are shown
  • Media Monkey's diary: The Times, the Pope, and Cathy Newman

      News Source: The Guardian | 4 months ago
    Rex Features * Monkey was initially unsure about Alex Spence, the Times 's rookie media "editor". Did he really have the right stuff to take over the ample mantle of BBC Basher in Chief from his obsessive, sleuth-like predecessor Ben Webster, who


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