Richard Desmond

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Richard Clive Desmond (born 8 December 1951) is an English publisher. He made his fortune in the pornography industry, and then opted to move into respectable newspapers.[1] He is the current owner of Express Newspapers and founder in 1974 of Northern and Shell.


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  1. John Pilger, The Leveson Inquiry -- Oh, What A Lovely Game, Znet, 1 June 2012.
  2. Norwood People, organizational web page, accessed October 9, 2012.
  3. Disablity Foundation Patrons, organizational web page, accessed March 30, 2012.