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Joint statement on George Osborne's appointment to the Evening Standard

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The appointment of George Osborne as editor of the Evening Standard signals the continued demise of trusted mainstream media sources at a time of great political strife in Britain. We have come together to denounce the brazen conflict of interest advocated by this announcement, and to champion the growing need for independent, truthful and representative media channels.

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Mail editor Dacre threatens start-up with libel action

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undefinedA SERIES of crowd-funded investigative reports into the use of private investigators by Associated Newspapers, publishers of the Daily Mail, has provoked a threat of a libel action from editor Paul Dacre.

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Stalwart CPBF activist Granville Williams has been honoured with a top trade union award.

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Granville was presented with the long-service and outstanding development award by regional secretary Bill Adams at this year's Yorkshire and Humber TUC annual general meeting in Bradford this weekend.

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The case against the Fox/ Sky merger grows

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Sometime this week we should be hearing from Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, The Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP about whether or not she has decided to refer 21st Century Fox's bid to acquire the portion of Sky PLC it doesn't already own to Ofcom on public interest grounds.

She has alreadysaid that she is 'minded to'.

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