Rupert Murdoch

David Banks: It was Rupert Murdoch who loved Page 3. Are they really going to pension it off?

Former Mirror editor David Banks on how the boobs took on a life of their own this week

North East’s elite outfits fear a fate as ‘next Leeds’

WITH every week it looks increasingly likely that one, perhaps two, North East football teams will be in the Championship next season.

‘Picking pockets’ line is laughable

FOOTBALL has lumbered the sporting world with some of the most asinine clichés known to man, with “Giving it 110%” for example, right up there with them.

North-East Business Executive of the Year winner John Clough, 48, chief executive, Eaga plc, Newcastle.

IN 1990, John Clough set up Eaga with a couple of like-minded colleagues.

Energy boss in frame again

A LEADING light of North-East industry, who is already a finalist in The Journal’s Business Executive of the Year, is in the running for a second major award.

BSkyB may have to sell off its ITV stake

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BSkyB’s ownership of a 17.9% stake in broadcaster ITV restricts competition and “operates against the public interest”, according to the Competition Commission.

You’re hired, Sugar is told by Murdoch

TYCOON Sir Alan Sugar looks set to join the Murdoch empire after agreeing to sell his Amstrad business to BSkyB for £125m.

We're taking the long-term view

Mondays, who needs them? Today, however, sees the emergence of the region's long-heralded, substantially altered, new business support service.

Sun boss retracts disaster apology

Former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie told a Newcastle audience yesterday he had not meant his apology to Liverpool over the paper's infamous treatment of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster.

Toon and country

I told them so. Call me a bighead if you like, but ever since I abandoned my full-time media career in favour of the peace and calm of Paradis-sur-Tweed I've said the same thing over and over: if you don't like what you read/see/hear in the media, don't just moan, do something about it.

Uniq serves up better results

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Troubled food group Uniq says its recovery is gathering momentum after it slashed losses by a third.

In brief

They may insist they are a party of government, but even Lib Dem activists thought the latest proposal was stretching their influence a bit too far - after calls for the Government to delay any Parliamentary vote on the Trident issue until they'd actually come up with some policies.


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