Richard Desmond

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National World plots takeover of Mirror and Express owner Reach
David Montgomery says the publisher is in the early stages of a potential offer

Mark Sweney

03, Nov, 2022 @6:49 PM

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National lottery: Richard Desmond takes legal action over licence award
Billionaire follows Camelot in high court bids to overturn decision to let Czech firm Allwyn run draw

Jasper Jolly

15, Apr, 2022 @1:57 PM

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Richard Desmond in legal battle with Wikipedia over term ‘pornographer’
Former owner of Asian Babes and Readers’ Wives has hired lawyers to demand Wikipedia remove word from bio

Jim Waterson Media editor

05, Nov, 2021 @12:55 PM

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High rollers ready to gamble on winning control of the UK’s lottery
Camelot has run the game since it was launched, but as licence renewal looms, its high-profit formula is under renewed fire

Rob Davies

28, Aug, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Czechs, Italians and Richard Desmond vie to take over lottery from Camelot
The Canadian firm has made a fortune from the UK lottery for 27 years, but now faces strong contenders

Rob Davies

28, Aug, 2021 @3:00 PM

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The Guardian view on political trust: voters put store by it, the PM does not | Editorial
Editorial: The prime minister wants no one in his cabinet to pay for their mistakes, a strategy that has failed


28, Jun, 2021 @6:09 PM

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Robert Jenrick controversy was factor in ethics adviser’s resignation
Alex Allan resigned when Boris Johnson overruled his advice on Priti Patel. But a row over the housing secretary also played a role

Mark Townsend

05, Dec, 2020 @3:42 PM

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Robert Jenrick admits approving funds for town in Jake Berry's constituency
Communities secretary and minister approved payments to towns in each other’s constituencies

Rajeev Syal

11, Oct, 2020 @2:03 PM

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Labour calls for investigation over funding for Robert Jenrick's constituency
Communities secretary is accused of channelling Towns Fund investment to Newark

Mattha Busby

10, Oct, 2020 @10:12 PM

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Robert Jenrick says he regrets dining with donor before planning decision
Housing secretary says there was no bias in approval of Richard Desmond’s Westferry scheme

Simon Murphy Political correspondent

22, Jul, 2020 @11:55 AM

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MPs ask Robert Jenrick long list of questions about £1bn land deal
Select committee wants minister to give more details of contact with Richard Desmond

Rajeev Syal

01, Jul, 2020 @6:08 PM

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Boris Johnson returns to his happy place: upbeat, vague and incoherent
The prime minister wants us to ‘clap for capitalists’, but will it be loud enough to reach their tax havens?

John Crace

30, Jun, 2020 @6:10 PM

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