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Britain intervenes in Daily Mirror-Express deal

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain ordered regulators on Tuesday to research the Daily Mirror writer’s deal to purchase the Express tabloids due to the potential impression on the titles’ editorial insurance policies and the necessity for a spread of views in newspapers.

Britain’s Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Matt Hancock arrives in Downing Street in London, May 1, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson

Trinity Mirror (TNI.L) scooped up titles together with the Daily Express, Daily Star and OK! journal for 127 million kilos in February within the greatest shake up of Britain’s cut-throat newspaper trade in a long time.

Media secretary Matt Hancock requested media regulator Ofcom to look at whether or not the deal would have any impression on the free expression of opinion and editorial determination marking. He requested the competitors regulator to take a look at whether or not there would nonetheless be a ample plurality of views within the sector.

Reporting by Kate Holton, Editing by Paul Sandle


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