UK: NFRN hails inquiry into Trinity Mirror’s takeover of Express Newspapers

by Liz Wells

Trinity Mirror took over part of Northern & Shell Media Group, including the Express and Star newspapers, in February 2018. The CMA will assess whether this deal could significantly reduce competition within the UK media sector, in line with its merger guidance.

Linda Sood, the NFRN’s national president, said: “Firstly, we will remind the CMA that the 11 daily newspapers and nine Sunday publications that now exist are owned by just a handful of PLCs or individuals and this will be further reduced by the Mirror buyout.

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