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Defamation and libel | 21 October 14 : 12.58
American showbiz couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel (pictured: Reuters) have settled a lawsuit against celeb weekly Heat after suing...
Criminal law | 21 October 14 : 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.
Wires and Agencies | 21 October 14 : 08.38
The story, from 29 July, was brought to the attention of the new press regulator by Conservative MP Dr Sarah Wollaston.
Criminal law | 21 October 14 : 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”.
News | 20 October 14 : 16.47
This year’s British Journalism Awards have attracted a record number of entries representing every major UK news publisher and broadcaster.
Criminal law | 20 October 14 : 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.
Appointments | 20 October 14 : 16.07
Unsworth will retain her previous title as she takes charge of the World Service, World News and bbc.com/news. She will also lead BBC Monitoring and will chair the BBC’s international development charity, BBC Media Action.
Consumer | 20 October 14 : 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.
Nationals | 20 October 14 : 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”.
| 20 October 14 : 10.23
The employment tribunal also found that Mark Shenton had not been discriminated against because of his sexual orientation.
Criminal law | 20 October 14 : 10.44
A senior Metropolitan Police officer has defended the use of spying powers against journalists saying that “nobody should be above the law”.
Nationals | 20 October 14 : 08.49
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.
Nationals | 17 October 14 : 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.
Appointments | 20 October 14 : 09.05
Thomas has been acting editor of the title since May, when Tom Giles was moved into a strategy role at the BBC.
Nationals | 20 October 14 : 08.30
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.
Mobile | 17 October 14 : 11.05
The majority of traffic to the BBC News website now comes from mobile and tablet devices.
Appointments | 17 October 14 : 12.23
The Daily Telegraph’s weekday editor Chris Evans has been promoted to group director of content. Jason Seiken remains chief content...