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Christen Ager-Hanssen

Christen Ager-Hanssen, the biggest shareholder in Johnston Press, has welcomed the departure of chief executive Ashley Highfield, describing him as “a disaster”, but says it amounts to “no more than rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic”.

Trinity Mirror is now offically Reach Plc after the publisher's shareholders unanimously approved the change of name at its AGM.


Dwight Yorke and Andrew Cole have both been awarded damages from Mirror Group Newspapers.

Trinity Mirror has issued a trading update for the last 4 months, showing revenue has fallen by 9%. That is in line with market expectations.

Large format printing specialist, Cestrian, has been acquired by 3a-Group for an undisclosed sum.

The editor of The Yorkshire Post has announced that it will be introducing online registration in the next few days.

More Media Sales has been appointed by ESI Media, the publisher of the London Evening Standard.

Essential Journal

North West men’s lifestyle publication Essential Journal will exclusively support the launch of the new Jaguar I-PACE at Hatfields Jaguar in Liverpool on Thursday. 

Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has instructed Ofcom to investigate Trinity Mirror's planned £127m deal to buy the Express newspapers from Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell.

The chief executive of Johnston Press, the owner of regional titles including the Yorkshire Post and the Blackpool Gazette, has resigned after seven years in the job.

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