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By William Turvill 31 October 16:30
Former chief whip Andrew Mitchell said it should have been “obvious” to The Sun that police officers who leaked the Plebgate story “had a serious axe to grind in wanting to smear a Government Minister”. The Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield is suing over the September 2012 story and, in his latest submission to the court, described the newspaper’s defence as “manifestly unsustainable and doomed to fail”.
By William Turvill 31 October 9:04
A police force has said it would not give consideration to whether someone was a journalist when making a Regulation of Investigatory Powers request for their phone records.
By Court News UK 31 October 8:35
A former clinical director at Broadmoor Hospital said yesterday its notorious inmates have a right to watch soft pornography.
By William Turvill 30 October 16:19
Newsquest's Oxford Mail and Oxford Times are set to axe 20 journalists as part of a subbing hub move.
By Press Gazette 30 October 13:01
The story, published earlier this week, was about David Ainsworth being jailed for six months for his crimes.
By PA Mediapoint 30 October 12:50
Clodagh Hartley (pictured) is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of paying Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs press officer Jonathan Hall around £17,000 for story tips over a period of three years.
By William Turvill 30 October 11:24
Last week, Press Gazette revealed that 55 journalists – 10 per cent of the Telegraph’s editorial staff – are set to lose their jobs in the latest round of cuts.
By Court News UK 30 October 10:07
Psychiatrist Dr Kevin Murray, who believed Peter Sutcliffe was not a murderer, said the public should not have been told Gonzalez had killed himself in a maximum security hospital.
By William Turvill 30 October 9:44
Press Gazette has repeatedly asked all the forces concerned with the other leak inquiries about RIPA use against journalists in these historic, closed, investigations and has met with a wall of silence on the issue.
By William Turvill 29 October 16:22
The restructure will see Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday editor Ian Stewart take on the role of editorial director of parent company, The Scotsman Publications Ltd.
By PA Mediapoint 29 October 15:11
The journalist, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is on trial at the Old Bailey for conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office by using prison officer Scott Chapman as the paid source for two stories on Jon Venables after he was sent back to jail in 2010 for child porn offences.
By Court News UK 29 October 14:15
The mother of a teenager killed in a gliding accident questioned how The Sun almost instantly discovered her grief-stricken family's address, a court heard.
By William Turvill 29 October 13:19
A former regional newspaper journalist believes a council spied on her meeting with local authority staff under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act in order to "scupper" her investigations.
By Dominic Ponsford 29 October 10:13

Judge Peter Thornton has been cleared by the Judicial Conduct Investigations after a report in the Mail on Sunday

By William Turvill 29 October 9:25
Lord Strasburger received support from peers across all three major political parties for his Save Our Sources amendment, which was debated in the House of Lords last night.
By Dominic Ponsford 29 October 9:06
Regional newspaper group Johnston Press has reported a narrowing the rate of revenue decline over the 16 weeks to mid October from 4.3 per cent to 3.1 per cent.
By Press Gazette 28 October 17:13
Threats to journalistic sources through police use of RIPA legislation, the EU's "right to be forgotten" ruling and suggestions from some politicians that they will "finish what they began with Leveson" after the General Election were all issues cited by Dacre.
By PA Mediapoint 28 October 15:06
The journalist is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office by paying prison officer Scott Chapman for stories about Jon Venables while he was in jail for child porn offences in 2010.
By Court News UK 28 October 14:07
A senior reporter at The Sun used a soldier to keep close tabs on the movements of Prince Harry (pictured, Reuters) when he was deployed to Afghanistan, a court heard today.
By William Turvill 28 October 11:56
Publisher Martin Clarke said Mail Online is to “start sending reporters to the biggest world stories wherever they happen in the globe”.

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