|Headquarters||London, England, UK|
|Key people||Kevin Beatty
|Products||Newspapers and Websites|
Associated Newspapers is a large national newspaper publisher in the UK, which is a subsidiary of the Daily Mail and General Trust. The group was established in 1905 and is currently based at Northcliffe House in Kensington. It takes responsibility for Harmsworth Quays, the London Docklands print works plant at which it produces all of its London, South of England and South Wales editions of the national titles.
It publishes four major national newspaper titles and two local newspapers situated in London. Its sister group is Northcliffe Media, who take care of DMGT's regional newspaper titles. Associated Newspapers is also responsible for overseeing and developing the Group’s consumer businesses within Associated Northcliffe Digital and Teletext and for the Group’s UK newspaper printing operations.
Associated Newspapers publishes the following titles:
Teletext provides commercial teletext services on all the ITV channels, Channel 4 and analogue five. Other than television, its digital businesses are Teletext Holidays, This is Travel, Teletext Cars, Teletext Mobile and Villarenters.com.
Formed by the merger of Associated New Ventures, Associated New Media and Northcliffe Electronic Publishing in May 2006, AND has 150+ websites, with a monthly reach of 30% of the UK internet population. Associated Northcliffe Digital (AND) is the digital consumer division of Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT), operating the digital assets of Associated Newspapers Ltd. and Northcliffe Media, as well as key online properties including Jobsite.co.uk, the Digital property group including FindaProperty.com & Primelocation.com, online dating aggregator Allegran and Teletext Ltd.. It also publishes websites including Mail Online, for the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday newspapers, Loot, variety of digital publications including This is Money, for Financial Mail on Sunday, business and financial news, and the This is London.
On 27 April 2007, Associated Newspapers was ordered to pay undisclosed damages to Hugh Grant. Grant has sued over claims made about his relationships with his former girlfriends in three separate tabloid articles, which were published in the Daily Mail and The Mail on Sunday on 18, 21 and 24 February. His lawyer stated that all of the articles' "allegations and factual assertions are false." Grant said, in a written statement, that he took the action because: "I was tired of the Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday papers publishing almost entirely fictional articles about my private life for their own financial gain. I'm also hoping that this statement in court might remind people that the so-called 'close friends' or 'close sources' on which these stories claim to be based almost never exist."