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    1. June 12, 2015

      Ukip donor Richard Desmond unsure over EU exit

      The UK Independence party’s biggest donor says he is not sure whether Britain should leave the EU even though that is its...

    2. June 12, 2015

      Lunch with the FT: Richard Desmond

      In Richard Desmond’s hands, simple objects become terrifying. There’s the receptionist’s bell that he uses to interrupt...

    1. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events May 7 Polling day. Follow our live coverage of the results from 9pm here. May 6 Ukip slipped up...

    2. April 16, 2015

      Richard Desmond gives £1m to Ukip

      The UK Independence party has received a sizeable financial boost, after Richard Desmond, the cigar-smoking pornographer...

    3. March 17, 2015

      Trinity Mirror in talks over investing in Daily Express

      The publisher of the Daily Mirror is in preliminary talks about investing in the Daily Express with its owner Richard...

    4. February 16, 2015

      Stuart Wheeler restores cash flow but says Ukip will still fall short

      One of the UK Independence party’s most generous donors has dropped his threat to cut off funding and plans to spend...

    5. December 19, 2014

      Richard Desmond explores sale of Daily Express

      Richard Desmond is exploring a sale of the Daily Express, in what would amount to the biggest British national newspaper...

    6. December 12, 2014

      Newspaper publisher Desmond switches to Ukip from Labour

      Richard Desmond, the owner of the Express and Star newspapers and adult TV channels, has given £300,000 to the UK...

    7. July 24, 2014

      Publish and be OK in Pakistan

      Saher Paracha is explaining her new business venture. We are in the Crystal Suite of the Dorchester Hotel in central London....

    8. May 2, 2014

      Content king Redstone comes to UK shores

      Sumner Redstone does not do deals very often. But when he does, he tends to make a splash. The nonagenarian billionaire hit...

    9. May 1, 2014

      Desmond considers uses for £450m Viacom cheque

      Finally Richard Desmond’s cheque is in the post. After promising to sell one media business after another at a sizeable...

    10. April 30, 2014

      Viacom to buy Channel 5 from Northern & Shell Media for £450m

      Richard Desmond has agreed to sell UK broadcaster Channel 5 to US group Viacom for £450m, in a move that will see him...

    11. April 3, 2014

      Channel 5 bidders question broadcaster’s valuation

      A war of words has broken out over the valuation of Channel 5, ahead of this month’s deadline for second-round bids for the...

    12. March 20, 2014

      Discovery in deal to supply programming for Chinese digital channel

      Discovery Communications, the US cable group that owns channels such as TLC and Animal Planet, has struck a deal in China to...

    13. February 28, 2014

      US cable groups join bidding for Channel 5

      A trio of US cable network owners have entered the race to buy Channel 5, the UK television broadcaster owned by media baron...

    14. February 21, 2014

      Discovery in talks with BSkyB over joint Channel 5 bid

      The John Malone-backed Discovery Communications is in talks with BSkyB over joining a bid for Channel 5, which is being sold...

    15. January 12, 2014

      Richard Desmond leaves distinct mark on Channel 5

      When Richard Desmond paid £103.5m for Channel 5 in 2010, he hinted at bringing Britain’s most popular shows to the...

    16. FT Alphaville

      January 2, 2014

      The 6am London Cut

      Yup. The Cut’s back. Happy New Year everyone. Markets: Asian markets are suffering on the first day of 2014 trading on the...

    17. January 1, 2014

      Richard Desmond explores Channel 5 sale options

      Richard Desmond has asked advisers to work on a possible sale of Channel 5, the British free-to-air TV broadcaster, that...

    18. March 1, 2013

      Sugar resigns from YouView

      Lord Sugar, star of the The Apprentice, is normally the one doing the firing. But it was the celebrity entrepreneur who was...

    19. December 20, 2012

      Press agrees framework for regulation

      Newspaper and magazine editors agreed a broad framework for the future of press regulation on Thursday, but several sticking...

    20. November 28, 2012

      The law, Fleet Street and a free press

      Some years ago, when I was the media editor of the FT, I used to deal with one David Cameron, the public relations executive...

    21. November 21, 2012

      Press reform plan boosted by Desmond

      A high-profile proposal for reform of press self-regulation received a boost on Wednesday following revelations that Express...

    22. September 17, 2012

      Irish Daily Star editor suspended

      The publisher of the Irish Daily Star on Monday evening suspended its editor Michael O’Kane with immediate effect, pending...

    23. August 16, 2012

      Desmond sues bank over derivatives deal

      Richard Desmond, owner of the Daily Express and Daily Star, is suing Credit Suisse for allegedly mis-selling him a complex...

    24. July 11, 2012

      Mirror and Star journalists detained

      The police investigation into corrupt payments by journalists to public officials spread wider yesterday with the arrest of...

    25. June 27, 2012

      British Land to buy Mail Group print site

      Daily Mail and General Trust has agreed to sell the site of its London printworks to British Land – the third such deal in...

    26. May 30, 2012

      Search for a solution among the subplots

      Like one of the multi-episode Scandinavian crime dramas currently in vogue on British television, the Leveson inquiry has...

    27. May 27, 2012

      YouView trials enter final stage

      YouView, the much-delayed internet TV venture by some of the UK’s biggest broadcasters and broadband providers, will finally...

    28. May 16, 2012

      Berkeley on pole for Wapping development

      Berkeley Group, the UK’s largest housebuilder by market value, has emerged as the frontrunner to take control of the former...

    29. April 3, 2012

      Pentagon hit with biggest US fine on foreign group

      A fine levied on a UK hedge fund manager and his firm for US market abuse has been raised to nearly $100m, the highest...

    30. FT Alphaville

      March 26, 2012

      Weekend catch-up

      Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From The FT, -       Spotify is seeking to raise money from private...

    31. March 23, 2012

      Desmond plans £5m cost-cutting drive

      Richard Desmond, the owner of the Express and Daily Star newspapers, is planning to implement a deep cost-cutting programme...

    32. March 13, 2012

      Camelot fights award of licence to Health Lottery

      Camelot, the operator of the national lottery, has announced it will seek a judicial review against the Gambling...

    33. January 31, 2012

      New consensus on oversight, says PCC chief

      Press, politicians and regulators have reached an “unprecedented consensus” on a new mechanism for oversight of newspapers,...

    34. January 27, 2012

      Davos, ethics, two countries and a tax worth mentioning

      I’ve often wondered why the great and good of the world of finance – sorry, make that the good, the bad and the ugly –...

    35. January 25, 2012

      C4 to boost UK programme spend to £450m

      Channel 4 intends to provide a boost to struggling small UK independent television producers with a budget increase of about...

    36. January 15, 2012

      Rebuilding public trust in a free press

      During the two months that Lord Justice Leveson has been sitting, he has heard evidence from many UK media bosses and...

    37. January 12, 2012

      Desmond rues Leveson inquiry into media

      Richard Desmond, the controversial owner of the Express and Star newspapers, told Lord Justice Leveson on Thursday that his...

    38. January 6, 2012

      RTL pulls out of Greek TV market

      RTL, the pan-European broadcaster, has pulled out of another market after announcing on Thursday that it is to sell its 70...

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