A vigil for the 96 victims of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster is held outside St George’s Hall in Liverpool on Wednesday. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty

The chief constable of Yorkshire Police has been suspended following severe criticism of the force’s conduct during the Hillsborough inquiry. The forc(...)

The popularity of  Game Of Thrones has helped drive the sales of Sky’s Now TV service.

Irish subscribers to Sky are spending an average of €60 per month, more than in other European countries, the entertainment company has reported. It(...)

The ultimate test of media plurality is not who owns what, although that certainly matters. It is whether vital stories that could be told are being told

‘Paddy likes to know the full story,’ said Enda Kenny famously. But Paddy’s chances of getting the full story are reduced by factors identified in a n(...)

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his annual end-of-year news conference in December: File photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Vladimir Putin and Sergey Roldugin forged a bond as young men. Fast friends, almost like brothers, they cruised the streets of Leningrad, singing and(...)

A newsagent reads the final print edition of The Independent on Sunday outside his shop in Soho last weekend. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Getty Images

The London Independent (the “Indy”), and its Sunday sibling, are today closing down their print editions and moving entirely online. Is this the end(...)

The anger at the mainstream press peaked last week when Buckingham Palace made a complaint to the press watchdog over claims in a front page story by ‘the Sun’ that the queen had expressed Eurosceptic views during a lunch in 2011. Photograph:  Andy Rain/EPA

In between the many battles lines drawn in the run-up to the referendum on Britain staying or leaving the European Union – among them immigration, tra(...)

 Mike Ashley: there have been revelations  about onerous working conditions at Sports Direct’s huge warehouse in Derbyshire and the company’s widespread use of zero-hours contracts. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Billionaire Mike Ashley is not one to back away from a fight, but will he be brave – or bolshy – enough to take on the British parliament? The combat(...)

 The Sun newspaper published a story indicating that Queen Elizabeth II was backing a British exit from the EU on its front page. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Buckingham Palace has made a formal complaint to Britain’s press watchdog after the Sun newspaper claimed that Queen Elizabeth had expressed strong Eu(...)

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Britain’s Prince Charles, Prince of Wales (R) visit the Prince’s Trust Centre in Kennington, London. Photograph: Getty Images

Buckingham Palace on Wednesday dismissed as “spurious” a newspaper report that Queen Elizabeth backs a British exit from the European Union, saying t(...)

Jerry Hall wore a pale blue chiffon and silk wedding gown, reported to have been designed by Vivienne Westwood, while Rupert Murdoch dressed in a navy suit, white shirt and brown shoes. He sported a single white rose in his breast pocket. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch and actress and model Jerry Hall celebrated their marriage with a blessing service on Saturday at St Bride’s church on Lond(...)