2018 July-Dec

Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has cleared Trinity Mirror's takeover of Express Newspapers, meaning there will be no further public interest or competition probes into the merger. 

Mr Hancock said in a written statement last night he will not refer the merger for a phase-two investigation, which would have seen the Competition and Markets Authority instigate a six-month investigation into the deal.

Trinity Mirror rebranded as Reach last month.

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