Richard Desmond Set to Make £8m of Cuts Across Express and Star Titles

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By: Mark Sweney |

Richard Desmond is preparing to unveil a significant programme of cuts at his newspapers, with some sources saying the Express and Star owner wants to eliminate anywhere between £8m and £18m of costs at the titles.

Executives at his Northern & Shell have also questioned whether the Daily Star Sunday is viable given the return of News International to the Sunday market – unsettling journalists across the group ahead of a key meeting between executives and union representatives due on Friday afternoon.

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