Paul Dacre

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Paul Dacre is said to be Boris Johnson’s preferred candidate for the job of Ofcom chairman.

A former editor of the Daily Mail has been tipped to become chairman of the broadcast regulator Ofcom. Paul Dacre, who stepped down from the helm of(...)

The finest parting addresses are given by people who do not merely thank their fellow trench-toilers but offer a glimpse of who they are and how an organisation works

Paul Dacre caused a considerable amount of outrage in the 26 years he spent editing Britain’s noisy Daily Mail newspaper. But when he finally stepped (...)

Peter Preston: journalism “is the product of free minds, not formulas”. Photograph: Ben Gurr/The Times/PA Wire

Peter Preston, the former Guardian editor who died in January, was a great advocate for what he called “zing” in journalism, arguing that “serious doe(...)

 Paul Dacre who has been appointed chairman and editor-in-chief of Associated Newspapers, in a move which will see him “step back” from his role as editor of the Daily Mail from November, the paper’s owners DMGT have said.

Paul Dacre will step down as editor of the Daily Mail in November, bringing the curtain down on a 26-year run at the tabloid, one of the UK’s biggest (...)

Brexit Secretary David Davis leaves Number 10 Downing Street on February 8th. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

Even by the standards of party conference season, it was an impressive show of stamina. An afternoon that began for David Davis in the bar of Manchest(...)

Apologists for terror: one of the Daily Mail’s three-word headlines for the ages

“Stop buying the Daily Mail,” Tony Blair’s former spin doctor Alastair Campbell implored the audience of the BBC’s postelection Question Time. Campbel(...)

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales: is launching a crowd-funded news service to help combat fake news.

Jimmy Wales, the co-founder of Wikipedia, is launching a new online publication which will aim to fight fake news by pairing professional journalists (...)

Vote Leave campaign leader Boris Johnson after delivering his speech in London on Thursday. The former London mayor kept reporters in suspense until the very end of a scheduled appearance where he was due to launch his leadership bid. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

In the days since last week’s EU referendum reshaped British politics, the tumult within the Labour Party over Jeremy Corbyn’s future stood in contras(...)

Boris Johnson has ruled himself out of running in the Conservative Party leadership contest. Photograph:  Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson has ruled himself out of running in the Conservative Party leadership contest, despite having been considered one of t(...)

Construction continues apace in the City of London, April 18th, 2016. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA

On the website of the Vote Leave campaign is a live sterling figure which slowly ticks upwards. One second it stands at £508,669,966,129, a moment lat(...)

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