American showbiz couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel (pictured: Reuters) have settled a lawsuit against celeb weekly Heat after suing the title in Dublin over a story which alleged the singer had "got flirty" with another woman in a nightclu
Justice minister admits it is 'matter of concern' that journalists have no public interest defence against bribery or hackingBy Dominic Ponsford 21 October 13:41
The Liberal Democrats last night tabled amendments to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill to provide public interest defences to journalists and others accused of computer hacking and bribery.
Heat agrees libel settlement with Timberlake and Biel after Irish legal action over 'flirty photos' storyBy PA Media Lawyer 21 October 12:58
Sun six trial: Journalist accused of paying for information about police downloading indecent imagesBy Court News UK 21 October 10:22
Senior detectives who investigated the Soham murders of schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman were unaware of any leaks to The Sun from inside the massive police operation, a court heard yesterday.
Boris Johnson asked by London Assembly to make police seek 'judicial approval' to view journalist call recordsBy William Turvill 21 October 10:14
Johnson told the London Press Club Ball on 9 October that “we are going to have to insist in future the police will not be able to see a journalist’s phone records without some kind of prior judicial approval”.
Sun reporter appears in South African court as Dewani trial told of £25,000 stories deal with male escortBy William Turvill 21 October 9:33
Dewani’s wife, Anni, was shot dead after a taxi she was sharing with her husband was hijacked in Cape Town on 13 November 2010 where they were on their honeymoon.
'We didn't get it right': Sun to give 'especial consideration' to child front pages after 'devil boy' IPSO complaintBy William Turvill and Press Association 21 October 8:38
The story, from 29 July, was brought to the attention of the new press regulator by Conservative MP Dr Sarah Wollaston.
James Bulger killer was 'pissed off' about stories leaked to press, trial of Star and News of the World journalists hearsBy PA Mediapoint 20 October 16:49
Jon Venables told his mother in a phone call he was "pissed off" about stories on his time behind bars for child porn offences.
Nick Clegg: Police should be banned from viewing journalists' call records without judicial approvalBy Dominic Ponsford 20 October 13:21
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said today that the police shold be banned from accessing journalists' call records without the permission of a judge.
By William Turvill 20 October 13:06
Three weeks ago, the Sunday Mirror’s front page revealed that the Conservative MP had exchanged lewd online messages with a journalist - Alex Wickham of the Guido Fawkes blog - posing as a “twenty something Tory PR girl”.
By PA Media Lawyer 20 October 12:22
Businessman Jean Bernard Fernandez-Versini, who married the 31-year-old singer - better known as Cheryl Cole - in July, had sued Reveal publisher the National Magazine Company for invasion of privacy and breach of the Data Protection Act 1998.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 October 10:44
A senior Metropolitan Police officer has defended the use of spying powers against journalists saying that “nobody should be above the law”.
Trial of Star's Tom Savage and former NoW reporter told of 'catastrophic' impact of Jon Venables leaks at prisonBy PA Mediapoint 20 October 8:49
A witness, who cannot be identified, was giving evidence in the trial of prison officer Scott Chapman who was allegedly paid £40,000 by newspapers for information about James Bulger's killer after he was sent back to prison in 2010 for child porn offences.
By PA Mediapoint 20 October 8:30
A "mole hunt" was conducted at the high security psychiatric hospital to find where the tip-offs which led to exclusive stories in the newspaper were coming from, Kingston Crown Court was told.
By William Turvill 17 October 11:49
Accessing the phone records of The Sun was “the very first thing” the Metropolitan Police did in its investigation into Plebgate, a lawyer for the paper has revealed.
Police failed to reveal Sally Murrer was a journalist when they sought approval to bug her, lawyer revealsBy William Turvill 17 October 9:52
Thames Valley Police did not say Sally Murrer was a journalist when it applied to bug her conversations, her barrister has revealed.
News of the World phone-hacking stories gave David Walliams 'sense of paranoia and worry', court hears as comedian settles claimBy PA Mediapoint 16 October 15:21
Walliams, who is best known for the sketch show Little Britain but is also an author and a trustee of Comic Relief, accepted substantial undisclosed damages and his legal costs from News Group Newspapers (NGN), publishers of the now-defunct News of the World.
By PA Mediapoint 16 October 15:11
The group of editors and reporters bought confidential information about members of the Royal Family, celebrities, notorious inmates, "the famous, not so famous and the infamous", Kingston Crown Court heard.
By William Turvill 16 October 8:51
Proposed by Labour's John McDonnell yesterday, the Early Day Motion now has the backing of 11 other members from all major parties.
By William Turvill 15 October 16:25
Asked if the Crown Prosecution Service should be giving advice to police on the use of RIPA against journalists, Alison Saunders said: “I think RIPA sets out a very clear and very thorough framework, quite rightly so, for what are intrusive powers.”
Judge leaves former NoW managing editor Kuttner £135,000 out of pocket because 'he knew about Milly phone hack'By PA Mediapoint 15 October 13:58
Former NoW managing editor Kuttner £135,000 out of pocket after losing hacking trial costs bid