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WHO OWNS YOUR PRESS: Regulator claims Murdoch Sky bid “not in public interest” but Mirror group owns 118 newspapers



RUPERT MURDOCH’S £11.7bn bid to take full control of Sky may be blocked after the UK competition regulator said the deal would give his family to much control over UK news media.

The Competition and Markets Authority said 21st Century Fox’s bid to take control of the 61% of Sky it does not already own was not in the public interest due to concerns about media plurality.


The Sun: 1.6m


Daily Mail: 1.5m

Metro: 1.4m

London Evening Standard: 887K

Daily Mirror: 724K

Telegraph: 472K


The Times: 451K

Daily Star: 443K

Daily Express: 443K

The Guardian: 156K

Murdoch owns Fox and News Corp which publishes The Sun and the Times, and said he had “too much control over news providers in the UK across all media platforms and therefore too much influence over public opinion and the political agenda” but when looking at who actually owns the most Newspapers in the UK, its actually Trinity Mirrror – the company behind The Daily Mirror who own the most papers – they own a whopping 118 compared to Murdoch’s Sun/Sun on Sunday and Times/Sunday Times.


The list includes titles owned by the Mirror Group Newspapers and those owned by both M.E.N Media and S&B Media, both companies were purchased by Trinity Mirror as GMG Regional Media from the Guardian Media Group in 2010.

Heres how many newspapers Mirror Group operate and own.

National Newspapers

The Daily Mirror
The Sunday Mirror
Sunday People
Daily Record
Sunday Mail
Western Mail

Local and Regional Newspapers

Accrington Observer
Anfield & Walton Star
Barking & Dagenham Yellow Advertiser
Bexley Mercury
Birmingham Post / Birmingham Mail / Sunday Mercury
Bootle Times
Bracknell Standard
Brent & Wembley Leader
Bristol Post
Buckinghamshire Examiner / Buckinghamshire Advertiser
Chester Chronicle
Chronicle Extra (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Colne Valley Chronicle
Coventry Telegraph
The Crawley News
Crewe Chronicle
Crosby Herald
Dover Express
Ealing Gazette
Ealing Informer
Ealing Leader
Ellesmere Port Pioneer
Enfield Advertiser
Enfield Gazette
Evening Chronicle (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Evening Gazette (Teesside)
Express & Echo
Formby Times
Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle
The Glaswegian
Haringey Advertiser
Harrow & Wembley Observer
Harrow Informer
Harrow Leader
Havering Yellow Advertiser (Romford)
Heywood Advertiser
Highdown Books
Hounslow Borough Chronicle
Hounslow, Chiswick & Whitton Informer
Huddersfield District Chronicle
Huddersfield Examiner
Ilford & Redbridge Yellow Advertiser
Irish Mirror
The Journal (Newcastle upon Tyne)
Kensington & Chelsea Informer
Lewisham & Greenwich Mercury
Liverpool Echo
Loughborough Echo
Manchester Evening News
Manchester Metro News
Maghull Star
Middleton Guardian
Mitcham, Morden & Wimbledon Post
Neath Guardian
North East Manchester Advertiser
North Wales Daily Post
Nottingham Post
Oldham Advertiser
Ormskirk Advertiser
Paisley Daily Express
The Press (Barnet and Hendon)
Prestwich Advertiser
Reading Post
Rochdale Observer
Rossendale Free Press
Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News
Salford Advertiser
Slough Express
Stockport Express / Macclesfield Express / Wilmslow Express
Surrey Advertiser
Southport Visiter
South Manchester Reporter
South Liverpool Merseymart
South Wales Echo
Staines Informer
Streatham, Clapham & West Norwood Post
Sunday Sun (Newcastle Upon Tyne)
Surrey Herald
Surrey Mirror Advertiser
Sutton & Epsom Post
Tameside Advertiser / Glossop Advertiser
Uxbridge & Hillingdon Leader
Uxbridge Gazette
Walton & Weybridge Informer
The Wharf (Canary Wharf)
Trinity Mirror Scotland[edit]

Scottish Papers

Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser
Ayrshire Post
Blairgowrie Advertiser
Dumfries and Galloway Standard
East Kilbride News
Galloway News
Hamilton Advertiser
Irvine Herald
Kilmarnock Standard
Metro Scotland
Paisley Daily Express
Perthshire Advertiser
Scottish Business Insider
Stirling Observer
Strathearn Herald
The Lennox Herald
West Lothian Courier
Wishaw Press

But, hey it’s Murdoch who has too much control…

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