British newspaper owner Richard Desmond arrives for the funeral service of British former prime minister Margaret Thatcher at St Paul's Cathedral in central London on April 17, 2013. The funeral of the Iron Lady takes place amid tight security, with Queen Elizabeth II leading mourners from 170 countries in bidding farewell to one of Britain's most influential and divisive prime ministers.
I would be very happy to bid to run the National Lottery, which I will make bigger, better and British as well far more cost-effective ... I will raise more money for good causes and put all the profits back to support charities and good causes. I will put the ticket prices back to a pound.
With Channel 5, I had been trying to buy it for many years and the opportunity came up ... The investment we made we have already got back. That's not too bad in two-and-a-half years.More quotes »
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ABC's Paul Lee Set for RTS Cambridge Convention
LONDON -- ABC Entertainment president Paul Lee, Channel 5 owner Richard Desmond and Liberty Global CEO Mike Fries are among the high-profile speakers lined up for this year's Royal Television Society's Cambridge Convention. The theme for the bi-annual co from Hollywood Reporter Read more »
Richard Desmond to be star attraction at Cambridge | Media Monkey
'Ethical? I don't quite know what the word means' ... Richard Desmond is set to deliver at the RTS media jamboree. Photograph: Dan Chung for the Guardian Roll up, roll up! The headline speakers for the biennial RTS Cambridge Convention in September have from Guardian Unlimited Read more »
Richard Desmond's Express title is only national Sunday paper to increase sales
Please activate cookies in order to turn autoplay off News International's Sunday Times remains biggest selling quality newspaper despite largest month-on-month decline May boost … Richard Desmond’s Sunday Express was the only Sunday national newspaper t from Guardian Unlimited Read more »
Richard Desmond pledges to raise £1billion for good causes in National Lottery bid
As Camelot, the current licence holders, decided on whether it should renew its licence in 2023 Mr Desmond pledged to raise £1billion more for good causes - and plough all the profits back to charities. Asked whether Camelot could decide not to bid again from Daily Express Read more »
Channel 5 under fire from independent producers for 'disappointing' treatment
It is three years since Richard Desmond took control of Channel 5, and independent producers have given a damning verdict of their treatment by the broadcaster in a survey published this week from the trade body, Pact. Among the public service broadcaste from Guardian Unlimited Read more »