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July 31 2011


Peter Preston: Murdoch could let the News of the World rise again

Guardian :: The Sunday circulation market before closure of News of the World averaged around 9m national paper copies sold. The market last week, without the Screws, seems to be almost the same; say 8.9m. Who's gained? - The Sunday Mirror most all, up some 900,000 to just over 2m, but the Mail on Sunday has netted 400,000-plus, and the People and Star perhaps 450,000 each. Add in a boost for the Sunday Express and modest ripples of gain for virtually every other title and two conclusions seem inescapable.

[Peter Preston:] Rupert Murdoch, on his record and to his credit, hates closing papers. He'd rather sell them than fold them. So why – having gained nothing but pain from this shutdown – doesn't he put the News of the World up for sale?

Continue to read Peter Preston, www.guardian.co.uk

January 11 2010


Mirror.co.uk: Tribute to Sunday Mirror correspondent killed in Afghanistan

The Sunday Mirror’s defence correspondent Rupert Hamer, who had worked for the title for 12 years, was killed in an explosion in Afghanistan on Saturday 9 January.

Photographer Phil Coburn, 43, who was working with Hamer, was also injured in the attack and is in a “serious but stable condition,” the Mirror reported.

Follow this link for the paper’s tribute to Hamer’s work over the years.

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January 10 2010




Sunday Mirror’s Rupert Hamer, 39, is the first British journalist to have died in Afghanistan.

He died of his injuries while on patrol with US Marines northwest of the town of Nawa in southern Afghanistan.

Another War Heroe.

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