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Media Business Correspondent at the Guardian. From New Zealand, in London since 1999.

Anti-Brexit paper the New European outsells the New Day and makes profit — Pro-Remain newspaper the New European is thought to have sold more than 40,000 copies of its launch edition, more than the short-lived national the New Day when it was shut by publisher Trinity Mirror. The so-called "pop-up" title, which went from drawing board to newsstand in just nine days, could well see its its initial four-issue run extended off the back of the better-than-hoped start.

Brexit vote boosts national newspaper sales — Almost three million extra national newspapers were sold last month as the public displayed a voracious appetite for news following the UK's Brexit vote to leave the European Union. About 90,000 extra newspapers per day were sold in June compared to May, some 2.7 million across the month, according to the latest Audit Bureau of Circulations figures published on Thursday.

Daily Mail ad revenue shows signs of recovery in second quarter — The Daily Mail's print advertising fell by 11% year on year in the three months to the end of June, a significant improvement over the 15% decline in the first quarter. Print advertising revenue recovered even more strongly in the three weeks after 26 June following the UK's vote for Brexit - a possible signal that the worst of the ad downturn is over.

Times writer praised for criticising paper’s Hillsborough coverage resigns — Tony Barrett, the Merseyside football correspondent for the Times praised for apologising for his paper's failure to cover the Hillsborough stadium disaster inquest verdict on its front page, has resigned.

Kellogg's Special K ads banned over 'full of goodness' and 'nutritious' claims — Food giant Kellogg's has been banned from telling consumers that its Special K cereal is "full of goodness" and "nutritious" in UK ad campaigns. Kellogg's ran a TV ad for Special K cereal promoting it as a "five grain super porridge full of goodness".

Scientology leader's complaint over Mail Online's Tom Cruise story upheld — A complaint by the leader of the Church of Scientology about a Mail Online article on his "bromance" with actor Tom Cruise has been upheld by the UK press watchdog. David Miscavige lodged a complaint with the Independent Press Standards Organisation about an article published by Mail Online in December last year.

The Sun's Kelvin MacKenzie column: complaints rise to more than 800 — More than 800 people have now complained to the press regulator over a Sun column in which the paper's former editor Kelvin MacKenzie criticised Channel 4 News for using a Muslim presenter to report news of last week's mass killings in Nice.

Saturday Kitchen's James Martin and Anita Rani to host ITV's This Morning — Former Saturday Kitchen host James Martin is to co-host ITV's This Morning alongside Anita Rani on Fridays throughout the summer. Martin, who earlier this year stepped down after a decade as host of BBC1's popular Saturday Kitchen, guest-presented an edition of ITV's flagship daytime show alongside Ruth Langsford in April.

Daily Express and Daily Star price rises signal end to ‘tabloid price war’ — Richard Desmond has abandoned his attempt to spark a tabloid price war, raising the cost of the Daily Express and Daily Star titles. Desmond stunned rivals the Sun and Daily Mirror by slashing in half the price of the Daily Star, Saturday Star and Daily Star Sunday last September.

Sayeeda Warsi blasts Sun's column on C4 News coverage of Nice truck attack — Sayeeda Warsi, the former chair of the Conservative party, has blasted the Sun for running a column criticising Channel 4 News for using a Muslim presenter to report news of the Nice truck attack. Warsi wrote to Sun editor Tony Gallagher on Monday criticising his decision to run Kelvin MacKenzie's column, which she described as "divisive" and "an attempt to 'other' the Muslim community".
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PAC goes mental at J Hunt for filing DoH accs day parliament breaks. "Underhand attempt" to hide extra £417m funds

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