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Opening Quote: Trinity Mirror in talks to buy Express Newspapers

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Trinity Mirror in talks to buy Express Newspapers. FT Opening Quote is your early Square Mile briefing. You can sign up for the full newsletter here. Trinity Mirror, the parent company of the Daily and Sunday Mirror, is in talks to acquire 100 per cent of Express Newspapers from owner Richard Desmond in a deal which, if completed, would represent the biggest shake up to the UK newspaper industry for over a decade.After months of talks aimed at securing a minority stake in its rival newspaper group, Trinity Mirror is now preparing to buy all of the business and its newspaper and magazine assets which include the Daily and Sunday Express, the Daily and Sunday Star and magazines including OK.Details of any price are not known at this stage but Mr Desmond has sought more than £100m for the

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