Blagger's Blog- Rupert returns, Boots vs 'period poverty', Facebook miracle

The Blagger’s Blog – a weekly roundup of media news, sans effort

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Quote of the week

“The government cannot be allowed to ditch the vital second part of the Leveson inquiry, which would look at questions around unlawful or improper conduct within the Murdoch empire, at exactly the moment when Rupert Murdoch is attempting once again to strengthen his hold over the UK media.”

Tom Watson, Shadow Culture Secretary, commenting on Rupert Murdoch’s £11.7billion bid for completely ownership of Sky, and the possible ramifications for British media.

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Britain’s most prominent chain of chemists, Boots, has pledged much-needed support to the campaign to end ‘period poverty’, with donation points to be rolled out in stores nationwide for people to gift sanitary products for the homeless and economically disenfranchised.

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Stories to keep an eye on

The Drum has ranked the U.K. E.U. referendum Leave campaign as the finest of the year.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has officially opened at the British box office. Get in there.

Facebook came up trumps this week by tracking down an elusive photograph of a woman kissing her boyfriend who was one of the victims of the tragic Oakland nightclub fire in California.

 

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