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  1. Business Blog

    July 1, 2014

    Great Britain's farce fails to match Pravda's power

    Oliver Chris and Billie Piper in Great Britain. Photo: Johan Persson Having written about the obsolescence of the Fleet...

  2. June 25, 2014

    The market has written a requiem for the tabloids

    It was fitting that when Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of the News of the World, was overcome with emotion at the Old...

  1. November 13, 2012

    Chernin takes Base 79 stake

    The Chernin Group, the media company founded by Peter Chernin after he left News Corp in 2009, has paid $10m for a 28 per...

  2. October 1, 2012

    I’m really sorry to have to raise this

    This is an autumn of apologies. Nick Clegg, deputy prime minister, said sorry for promising not to raise student tuition...

  3. August 8, 2012

    Edinburgh Fringe solo shows, various venues

    One likely reason for the expansion of comedy on the Fringe over the past few years, to the point where it has overtaken...

  4. May 9, 2012

    Correction: Kelvin MacKenzie’s television channel

    ● Kelvin MacKenzie’s television channel is called Sports Tonight not Sports Television as incorrectly stated in an article...

  5. May 7, 2012

    Ex-Sun editor cites EU rules against BSkyB

    A familiar voice will be raised in complaint on Tuesday over the way television rights to English football are sold, as...

  6. April 13, 2012

    Consumed by scandal

    British popular journalism has in effect been on trial for the past five months. Since the Leveson Inquiry hearings opened...

  7. January 9, 2012

    Kelvin MacKenzie says NI lied over hacking

    Kelvin MacKenzie, the former editor of The Sun newspaper, told the Leveson inquiry that his ex-employer News International...

  8. December 9, 2011

    Eurosceptics celebrate use of veto

    David Cameron’s surprise use of the UK’s veto in Brussels was the cause of celebration among domestic eurosceptics who have...

  9. November 4, 2011

    Sun reporter arrested in police bribery probe

    Detectives on Friday arrested a man believed to be an award-winning veteran reporter from The Sun. Colleagues named the man...

  10. October 12, 2011

    Dacre offers concessions at phone hacking inquiry

    Paul Dacre, editor-in-chief of Associated Newspapers, took the Leveson inquiry into press standards by surprise on...

  11. July 7, 2011

    Hillsborough lessons spell bad news for Murdoch

    The storm of public outrage that blew away the News of the World has been blowing for 22 years in Liverpool. Britain’s most...

  12. May 16, 2011

    Footballer seeks search order on journalists

    A footballer has asked the UK High Court for an order to search e-mails and text messages of journalists at Rupert Murdoch’s...

  13. April 29, 2011

    Prepare to be shocked

    Glenn Beck, Fox News In November 2008, the Sun columnist Jon Gaunt, whose passionately opinionated career has seen him veer...

  14. September 11, 2010

    Farewell Fayed

    Farewell speeches at a party for Mohammed al-Fayed at Harrods hosted by his daughter Camilla were interrupted by a thud of...

  15. June 19, 2010

    BSkyB directors enjoy bubbly

    There seemed to be no corporate governance qualms for BSkyB directors attending the News Corp summer bash hosted by Rupert...

  16. February 23, 2010

    Pollster to polls

    Polling group YouGov boss Nadhim Zahawi will step down when the general election is called, after selection as the Con-...

  17. June 17, 2009

    Baz is buzzing

    Former Endemol UK chairman Peter Bazalgette has kept out of the limelight since leaving the programme maker behind Big...

  18. February 6, 2009

    Zero tolerance for male tantrums

    When Christian Bale's concentration was ruined by a co-worker walking into his line of sight on the set of his latest film,...

  19. February 5, 2009

    Zero tolerance for male tantrums

    When Christian Bale’s concentration was ruined by a co-worker walking into his line of sight on the set of his latest film,...

  20. October 31, 2008

    Whom can I vent about next?

    Thank God for "Manuel-gate". In Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand we have, at last, a couple of (metaphorical) fat cats on...

  21. October 30, 2008

    Whom can I vent about next?

    Thank God for “Manuel-gate”. In Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand we have, at last, a couple of (metaphorical) fat cats on...

  22. September 26, 2008

    Wine trickles at Grosvenor House

    There were signs of economic gloom hitting the retail sector as the annual industry dinner at Grosvenor House kicked off...

  23. July 26, 2008

    Kelvin takes oath

    He may not have been entirely serious in setting up the Red Mist Party after failing in his quest to be elected as a local...

  24. June 27, 2008

    Bored of the poor

    It's tricky to see quite why Kelvin MacKenzie has decided not to stand against David Davis. The arguments he put at this...

  25. June 21, 2008

    Go, go Rupert

    All in all a busy week for Mr Murdoch. It started with a private dinner for George W. Bush at Downing Street hosted by...

  26. June 14, 2008

    Birthday bash plot alarms Murdoch empire

    The tantalising prospect of an election battle between Rupert Murdoch and David Cameron mesmerised Westminster yesterday,...

  27. November 19, 2007

    Venture capital finds a land of opportunity in Scotland

    Kelvin MacKenzie, former editor of the Sun, caused uproar this month when he questioned Scotland's commitment to...

  28. November 19, 2007

    Venture capital finds opportunity in Scotland

    Kelvin MacKenzie, former editor of the Sun, caused uproar this month when he questioned Scotland’s commitment to...

  29. November 14, 2007

    'Torrid time' for Media Square

    The Media Square executive chairman likened his business to a hen coop yesterday, heaping blame for its "torrid time"...

  30. October 16, 2007

    In praise of Scots on the make

    By Brian Groom Kelvin MacKenzie has made a career of provocation, so we should not take too seriously the uproar caused by...

  31. October 15, 2007

    In praise of Scots on the make

    Kelvin MacKenzie has made a career of provocation, so we should not take too seriously the uproar caused by his remarks on...

  32. August 31, 2007

    Cheyne locks in its executives

    Cheyne Capital, the $12bn London hedge fund, has promoted its structured finance team leaders to partners to demonstrate its...

  33. August 31, 2007

    Turn up for cash

    The tone for the short but sparky meeting to appoint Roger Parry as executive chairman of the marketing services group Media...

  34. August 29, 2007

    Get in quick for Christmas lunch

    Now that Lord Browne is making a comeback in the energy and business world, as the managing partner of Riverstone Holdings,...

  35. August 29, 2007

    Everyone a star

    The excitement in bars of Edinburgh's George Hotel during the television festival will be hard to beat but no doubt BSkyB's...

  36. July 5, 2007

    Mackenzie seeking to rally Parry opponents

    Kelvin Mackenzie, the former editor of The Sun, is rallying other shareholders in Media Square to back his opposition to...

  37. July 4, 2007

    Mackenzie vs Parry, round one

    Never one for a dull existence, Kelvin Mackenzie seems prepared to pick a fight with Roger Parry. He has written to the...

  38. July 3, 2007

    Media creature rustles in market

    Not one to keep out of the fray for long, media creature Kelvin Mackenzie has followed on his most recent attempt to muscle...

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