Northern & Shell is a British publishing group owned by Richard Desmond; the group holding company is "Northern and Shell Network Ltd".

Launched in 1974, it publishes the Daily Express, Sunday Express, Daily Star and Daily Star Sunday, and the magazines OK!, New!, and Star.

Northern & Shell owns Channel Five and Portland TV, which owns the adult TV channels; Television X, Red Hot TV and others.

Desmond founded Northern and Shell in 1974 and launched a magazine called International Musician and Recording World.

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