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The Daily Express is a conservative, middle-market British tabloid newspaper. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. It is the flagship title of Express Newspapers and is currently owned by Richard Desmond. Richard Clive Desmond (born 8 December, 1951) is a British Publisher, current owner of Express Newspapers and founder of Northern and Shell Richard Clive Desmond (born 8 December, 1951) is a British Publisher, current owner of Express Newspapers and founder of Northern and Shell As of February 2007, it has a circulation of 761,637. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  Circulation figures according to the Audited Bureau of Circulations, in October 2007 show gross sales of its long standing rival the Daily Mail are at 2,400,143, compared with 789,867 for the Daily Express. In the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, the ABC certifies and audits the Circulations of major publications including Newspapers and The Daily Mail is a British newspaper currently published in a tabloid format This is an increase of almost a third over the sales figures for the Daily Mail 25 years ago, when it sold 1. 87 million copies a day. By comparison, the Daily Express was selling over 2 million copies a day, so its sales have reduced by 60% over the same period.
Express Newspapers publishes the Daily Express, Sunday Express (launched in 1918), Daily Star and Daily Star Sunday.
The Daily Express was founded in 1900 by Cyril Arthur Pearson, publisher of Pearson's Own and other titles. Sir Cyril Arthur Pearson 1st Baronet GBE ( 24 February 1866 &ndash 9 December 1921) was a British newspaper magnate Pearson sold the title after losing his sight and it was bought in 1916 by the future Lord Beaverbrook. William Maxwell "Max" Aitken 1st Baron Beaverbrook Bt It was one of the first papers to carry gossip, sports, and women's features, and the first newspaper in Britain to have a crossword. It moved in 1931 to 133 Fleet Street, a specially-commissioned art deco building. Fleet Street is a street in London, England named after the River Fleet. Art Deco was a popular international design movement from 1925 until 1939 affecting the decorative arts such as Architecture, Interior design, and Industrial Under Beaverbrook the newspaper achieved a phenomenally high circulation, setting records for newspaper sales several times throughout the 1930s.  Its success was partly due to an aggressive marketing campaign and a vigorous circulation war with other populist newspapers. Beaverbrook also discovered and encouraged a gifted editor named Arthur Christiansen, who showed an uncommon gift for staying in touch with the interests of the reading public. Arthur Christiansen ( 27 July 1904, Wallasey, England &ndash 27 September, 1963) was a journalist and editor of The paper also featured Alfred Bestall's Rupert Bear cartoon and satirical cartoons by Carl Giles. Alfred Edmeades "Fred" Bestall, MBE ( Mandalay, Burma, 14 December 1892 &ndash 15 January 1986 in Rupert Bear is a children's Comic strip character who features in a series of books based around his adventures Ronald "Carl" Giles ( September 29, 1916 – August 28, 1995) often referred to simply as Giles, was a cartoonist most famous An infamous front page headline of these years was "Judea Declares War on Germany", published on March 24, 1933. " Judea Declares War on Germany " was the front-page headline of the March 24, 1933 edition of the British newspaper Daily Express. Events 1401 - Mongol emperor Timur sacks Damascus. 1603 - James VI of Scotland Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
The arrival of television and the public's changing interests took their toll on circulation, and following Beaverbrook's death in 1964, the paper's circulation declined for several years. 
The Daily Express switched from broadsheet to tabloid in 1977 and was bought by the construction company Trafalgar House in the same year. Broadsheet is the largest of the various Newspaper formats and is characterized by long vertical pages (typically 22 inches or more A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest Its publishing company, Beaverbrook Newspapers, was renamed Express Newspapers. In 1982 Trafalgar House spun off its publishing interests into a new company, Fleet Holdings, but this succumbed to a hostile takeover by United Newspapers in 1985. Under United's ownership, the Express titles moved from Fleet Street to Blackfriars Road in 1989. Blackfriars Road is a road in Southwark, SE1. It runs between St George's Circus at the southern end and Blackfriars Bridge over the As part of a marketing campaign designed to increase circulation, the paper was renamed The Express in 1996 (with the Sunday Express becoming "The Express on Sunday").
Express Newspapers was sold to publisher Richard Desmond in 2000, by which time the names had reverted to Daily Express and Sunday Express. Richard Clive Desmond (born 8 December, 1951) is a British Publisher, current owner of Express Newspapers and founder of Northern and Shell In 2004 the newspaper moved to its present location on Lower Thames Street in the City of London. For London as a whole see the main article London. The City of London is a geographically 
On October 31, 2005 UK Media Group Entertainment Rights secured majority interest from the Daily Express on Rupert Bear. Events 445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 91 NLTse Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Entertainment Rights Plc is a global media company listed on the London Stock Exchange. Rupert Bear is a children's Comic strip character who features in a series of books based around his adventures They paid £6 million for a 66. 6% control of the character. The Express Newspaper retains minority interest in Rupert Bear of 33. 33% plus the right to publish Rupert Bear stories in certain Express publications.
In 2000, it was bought by Richard Desmond, publisher of a range of magazines including the celebrity magazine OK!. Richard Clive Desmond (born 8 December, 1951) is a British Publisher, current owner of Express Newspapers and founder of Northern and Shell OK! is a British weekly magazine specializing in celebrity news Controversy surrounded the acquisition because, at the time, Desmond also owned a selection of pornographic magazines such as Big Ones and Asian Babes (which led to him being nicknamed "Dirty Des" by Private Eye). Pornography or porn is the explicit depiction of Sexual subject matter with the sole intention of sexually exciting the viewer Asian Babes is a British Pornographic magazine which features depictions of women of South Asian Chinese, Japanese He is still the owner of the most popular pornographic television channel in the UK, Television X. Television X is an adult Television channel in the UK Television X Girls Girls contracted to Television X in 2008 include Lolly Badcock Desmond's purchase of the paper led to the departure of many staff including the then editor, Rosie Boycott, and columnist Peter Hitchens moved to The Mail on Sunday, stating that he could not morally work for a newspaper owned by a pornographer. Rosel Marie Boycott (born 13 May 1951) better known as Rosie Boycott, is a British journalist and feminist Peter Jonathan Hitchens (born 28 October 1951 in Sliema, Malta) is a British Journalist and Author, noted The Mail on Sunday is a British newspaper currently published in a tabloid format Boycott, despite her different politics, had an unlikely respect for Hitchens.  Stars of old Fleet Street, like the showbiz interviewer and feature writer Paul Callan, were brought in to restore some of the journalistic weight enjoyed by the paper in its peak years. Paul Callan may refer to Paul Callan (journalist, British journalist Paul Callan (attorney, American attorney and television legal commentator
The Sunday Express was launched in 1918. It is currently edited by Martin Townsend. Userpolbot from http//bioguidecongressgov/scripts/biodisplaypl?index=T000336
The Daily Express has for many years been a rival of the Daily Mail, and each frequently attacks the other's journalistic integrity. The Daily Mail is a British newspaper currently published in a tabloid format In the late 1990s, as Tony Blair's New Labour government was at its most popular, the Express attempted to reinvent itself somewhat: it developed a less stridently right wing political stance than the Mail and, under editor Rosie Boycott, presented an agenda to the left of the Mail's, referring to itself as "the voice of New Britain". Anthony Charles Lynton "Tony" Blair (born 6 May 1953 is a British Politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2 May 1997 to The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the In Politics, right-wing, the political right, and the Right are positions that uphold traditional values and/or authorities Rosel Marie Boycott (born 13 May 1951) better known as Rosie Boycott, is a British journalist and feminist Since its acquisition by Richard Desmond, the paper has moved back considerably to the right. It is known for its frequent headlines about immigration. It also focuses frequently on Muslims, in cases such as Aishah Azmi, a teacher who wore a burka, and the establishment of Shariah courts. Aishah Azmi is a British Muslim woman who came to public attention after being suspended and then dismissed from her position as a Classroom  In the 2001 general election it supported the Labour Party, in 2004 switched its support to the Conservative Party. Results |} Total votes cast 26368204 All parties with more than 500 votes shown The Labour Party is a Political party in the United Kingdom. Founded at the start of the 20th century it has been since the 1920s the principal party of the The Conservative Party (officially the Conservative and Unionist Party) is a Political party in the United Kingdom. 
The Daily Express has a banner on its front page saying "The World's Greatest Newspaper". Circulation figures to July 2007 show gross sales of 794,252 for the Daily Express, compared with 2,400,143 for the Daily Mail, twenty five years ago the Daily Express was selling over 2 million copies a day, the Mail was selling 1. 87 million copies a day.
Suspected serial killer Dr John Bodkin Adams was arrested in 1956 on suspicion of killing up to 400 of his wealthy patients in Eastbourne, England. A serial killer is a person who Murders usually three or more people with a "cooling off" period between each murder and whose motivation for killing is largely based John Bodkin Adams ( January 21, 1899 &ndash July 4, 1983) was an Irish-born British General practitioner, convicted Murder is the unlawful killing of another human person with Malice aforethought, as defined in Common Law countries Eastbourne ( is a large town and borough of East Sussex, on the south coast of England with an estimated population of 94816 as of 2007 England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland  The press, egged on by police leaks, unanimously declared Adams guilty except for Percy Hoskins, chief crime reporter for the Express. Percy Kellick Hoskins ( 28 December 1904 &ndash 5 February 1989) was the chief Crime Reporter for British newspaper  Hoskins was adamant that Adams was merely a naive doctor prosecuted by an overzealous detective, Herbert Hannam, who Hoskins disliked from previous cases. Detective Superintendent Herbert Hannam (d 1983 was a British policeman who worked for Scotland Yard.  The Express, under Hoskins' direction, was therefore the only major paper to defend Adams, causing Lord Beaverbrook to frequently question Hoskins' stance on the matter. William Maxwell "Max" Aitken 1st Baron Beaverbrook Bt Adams was tried on one count of murder in 1957 and found not guilty (a second count was withdrawn controversially). Edith Alice Morrell (1868 – 13 November 1950) was a resident of Eastbourne and patient of the suspected Serial killer John Bodkin Adams After the case a jubilant Beaverbrook phoned Hoskins and said: "Two people were acquitted today" - meaning Hoskins as well. The Express then carried an exclusive interview with Adams, who Hoskins interviewed for two weeks after the trial in a safe house away from other newspapers. According to archives released in 2003, Adams was thought by police to have killed 163 patients. 
The Daily Express has a reputation for consistently printing conspiracy theories based on the death of Princess Diana as front page news, earning it the nickname, the Daily Ex-Princess; this is often satirised in Private Eye, the newspaper being labelled the Diana Express or the Di'ly Express, possibly due to Desmond's close friendship with regular Eye target Mohamed Fayed. Private Eye is a fortnightly British satirical Magazine, edited by Ian Hislop.  Even on July 7, 2006, the anniversary of the London bombings (used by most other newspapers to publish commemorations) the front page was given over to Diana. Events 1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. This tendency was also mocked on Have I Got News for You when on 6 November 2006, the day other papers reported the death sentence given to Saddam Hussein on their front pages, the Express led with “SPIES COVER UP DIANA 'MURDER'”. Have I Got News for You is a British television panel show produced by Hat Trick Productions for the BBC. Events 355 - Roman Emperor Constantius II promotes his cousin Julian to the rank of Caesar, entrusting him with Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti ( Arabic: ar صدام حسين عبد المجيد التكريتي --> April 28 1937 &ndash December 30 According to The Independent "The Diana stories appear on Mondays because Sunday is often a quiet day. The Independent is a British compact Newspaper published by Tony O'Reilly 's Independent News & Media. " 
In the second half of 2007 the Daily Express gave a large amount of coverage to the missing toddler Madeleine McCann. See also Disappearance of Madeleine McCann On the evening of Thursday 3 May 2007, shortly before her fourth birthday a British child Madeleine From August 3, 2007, the Express dedicated at least part of the next 100 front pages to Madeleine in a run that lasted until November 10, 2007. Events 8 - Roman Empire General Tiberius defeats Dalmatians on the river Bathinus. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 1444 - Battle of Varna: The crusading forces of King Vladislaus III of Varna (aka Ulaszlo I of Hungary and Wladyslaw Of the 100, 82 of these were the main headline (often stylised by "MADELEINE" in red block capitals, plus a picture of the child).
Though the family initially said that some journalists may have "overstepped their mark" they acknowledged the benefits in keeping the case in the public eye, but argued that the coverage needed to be toned down as daily headlines are not necessarily helpful.  However, in March 2008, the McCanns launched a libel suit against the Daily Express and its sister newspaper, the Daily Star, as well as their Sunday equivalents, following the newspapers' coverage of the case. The action concerned more than 100 stories across the four newspapers, which accused the McCanns of involvement in their daughter's disappearance.  One immediate consequence of the action was that Express Newspapers pulled all references to Madeleine from its websites. 
In a settlement reached at the High Court of Justice, the newspapers agreed to run a front-page apology to the McCanns on 19 March 2008, publish another apology on the front pages of the Sunday editions of 23 March and make a statement of apology at the High Court. For the Cameroonian court by this name see High Court of Justice (Cameroon, for the Israeli court of this name see Supreme Court of Israel. Events 1279 - A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China. 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 1174 - Jocelin, Abbot of Melrose, is elected Bishop of Glasgow. These apologies were described by media commentator Roy Greenslade as "unprecedented". Roy Greenslade is Professor of Journalism at London’s City University and has been a media commentator since 1992 most notably for The newspapers also agreed to pay costs and substantial damages, which the McCanns said they would use to fund the search for their daughter.  In its apology, the Express stated that "a number of articles in the newspaper have suggested that the couple caused the death of their missing daughter Madeleine and then covered it up. We acknowledge that there is no evidence whatsoever to support this theory and that Kate and Gerry are completely innocent of any involvement in their daughter's disappearance. "