Government seeks to appease Puttnam

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Government ministers are holding eleventh-hour talks with rebel peer Lord Puttnam in a bid to head off a Labour rebellion over moves that would allow large newspaper groups such as Rupert Murdoch's News International to buy Five, writes David Rose.

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