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An old British passport and a burgundy UK passport in the EU format. The planned new post-Brexit blue passport is seen by  Brexiteers see as a symbol of the UK’s regained independence. Photograph:  PA Wire

Theresa May’s government has ruled out reversing its decision to commission a European firm to print Britain’s blue passports, a move condemned by lea(...)

“Good-quality journalism ... is a huge force for good.” Theresa May gives a speech in Manchester on the future of newspapers, on Tuesday.  Photograph: Paul Ellis/Reuters

Theresa May has announced a review of the future of the British newspaper industry, warning that the closure of hundreds of titles, particularly local(...)

The entrance to the Dorchester Hotel in London, where the Presidents Club held its now infamous fundraising dinner last week. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

MPs are to ask police to investigate whether crimes were committed at the men-only Presidents Club dinner in London, attended by billionaires, politic(...)

In provisionally blocking Rupert Murdoch’s bid to acquire Sky, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority highlighted “media plurality concerns” – in other words, how much power the Murdoch family would wield over the British media world after the takeover. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Rupert Murdoch is a man accustomed to getting his own way. After all, he famously renounced his Australian citizenship more than three decades ago in (...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon: asked the High Court earlier this year to refer to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) the question of whether the standard contractual clauses used by companies to transfer personal data are valid. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Britain wants to co-operate with the European Union in relation to data protection and to have its legal regime accepted after it leaves, it said on T(...)

Concerns have been raised about the role of Rupert Murdoch’s son James, who is Sky’s chairman and Fox’s chief executive. Photograph: PA Wire

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has tabled a formal £11.7 billion (€14 billion) takeover bid for broadcaster Sky. Fox’s offer of £10.75 per share f(...)

A recent visit to the  newly opened, “traditional barber” gave an insight into the world of the hipster, where the owner “crafted” each haircut as a “unique experience”.

“The hipster is a capitalist.” So said Matt Hancock, Britain’s new minister for digital and culture. A standout soundbite from Hancock’s buzzword-lade(...)

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