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Culture secretary Matt Hancock announced that a “named person” would be appointed to examine the press in the North, which was excluded from the Leveson Inquiry.

The British government has announced a review of press standards in Northern Ireland. The move came amid calls, rejected by MPs in the House of Comm(...)

Paddy Power Betfair’s share price decline was more muted due to the company’s lesser reliance on betting shops. Photograph: Paddy Power Betfair/PA Wire

Shares in Irish bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair fell 3.77 per cent to €80.40 in Dublin on Tuesday on the back of concerns surrounding a UK government re(...)

Sky reported another set of strong quarterly results, a boon to shareholders who are anticipating a bidding war between 21st Century Fox and Comcast for the pay-TV broadcaster. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

Sky Plc reported another set of strong quarterly results, a boon to shareholders who are anticipating a bidding war between 21st Century Fox and Comca(...)

Disney would still have to receive regulatory approval if it agrees to buy Sky News

Walt Disney has waded into the long-running dispute over Rupert Murdoch’s influence in UK media by offering to buy Sky News, a move aimed at easing po(...)

 Facebook’s corporate headquarters in Menlo Park, California: executives still saying sorry. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg’s apology for how his company handled 50 million users’ data did little on Thursday to ease investor worries (...)

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(...)

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