Two of the UK’s high-end newspapers became embroiled in a public spat on Wednesday when a story on The Daily Telegraph’s website said management of the group that owns the rival Guardian and Observer titles was “close to axing the print editions of the newspapers”, something the latter fiercely and formally denied.

There was no attribution of the story in the first paragraph, but in the second, the Telegraph’s media editor wrote: “Senior figures at Guardian News & Media are seriously discussing the move to an entirely online operation, it has been claimed.” Read more