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Richard Desmond’s Northern & Shell publishes the Express newspapers, the Daily and Sunday Star and OK! Magazine, and also runs the adult entertainment channel Fantasy TV. Sales in 2003 came to £371m. This includes revenue from the top-shelf magazines that the company has since sold, but excludes a further £51m from the West Ferry printing plant that Northern & Shell owns jointly with the Telegraph Group. Operating profits for 2003 remain undisclosed at present.

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Company details
Year2004
Rank94
CompanyNorthern & Shell Media Group
ActivityPublisher & broadcaster
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*371
Profit £mn/a
Year endDec 03
Principal shareholdersRichard Desmond (100%)
Staff1,114
Founded1974
Websitewww.northernandshell.co.uk

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