The Observer gets a reprieve

THE Observer has been saved for the time being, with its owners deciding on increasing the integration between it and its daily stable-mate, the Guardian, in preference to a closure of the Sunday title.<br /><br />Yesterday Guardian News &amp; Media&nbsp; said it had been working on a plan for further editorial integration between the two titles, which would result in further job losses.<br /><br />The future of The Observer has been under threat since it emerged that the Scott Trust, the paper&rsquo;s owner, discussed the possibility of its closure earlier this year.