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"We don't pull out of markets we have been in for 100 years just because someone appears on the horizon." - Peter Williams, the finance director of the Daily Mail & General Trust, on the tough competition in the London freesheet market

"In a 24/7 media environment, we didn't act quickly enough. Mistakes were made, we're determined to draw a line under this." - Andy Duncan, the Channel 4 chief executive, after the broadcaster was rebuked by Ofcom over the Big Brother racism row

"There may not be a sufficient plurality of persons with control of the media enterprises serving the UK cross-media audience for national news." - The trade secretary, Alistair Darling, after ordering a Competition Commission investigation into Sky's purchase of a stake in ITV.

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