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Daily Mail to launch Australian website edition

Britain's Daily Mail said Wednesday it will launch an Australian edition of its website next year in a joint venture with Nine Entertainment, following in the footsteps of The Guardian. The Mail, whose site is the world's most popular for an English-language newspaper, will base its editorial offices in Sydney and plans to recruit around 50 journalists. "We've had Australian readers for many years now," publisher Martin Clarke said in Sydney.

Newspaper war: Britain's powerful Daily Mail under pressure over attack on politician's father

LONDON - Britain's Daily Mail newspaper will tell you that many things you eat can give you cancer, global warming is probably bunk and the British way of life is under threat from pernicious Eurocrats in Brussels. The Mail is Britain's most polarizing paper, and one of the most powerful. To fans, it's the voice of old-fashioned British values and the enemy of meddling bureaucrats and stultifying political correctness. To critics it's a sensationalist, small-minded rag that demonizes feminists, foreigners and the poor.

UPDATE 1-Daily Mail revenue rises on B2B growth

LONDON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Britain's Daily Mail and General Trust PLC reported increased first-quarter revenues thanks to continued growth at its business-to-business arm and kept its outlook for the year unchanged. The company said its business-to-business division grew by 8 percent in the three months to end-Dec., outweighing a decline at DMG Media, home to national titles the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday.

UPDATE 1-Russian oligarch's newspaper wins London TV franchise

By Paul Sandle LONDON, Feb 4 (Reuters) - London's Evening Standard, backed by the family of Russian oligarch Alexander Lebedev, won a London television franchise on Monday, beating four other bidders with a package offering live news from the paper's West London offices. Britain's telecoms regulator is offering 21 licences for local digital TV stations, most covering single cities. The London franchise, which offers an audience of up to 4 million people, is potentially the most lucrative.
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