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Andy Coulson (Reuters)
Nationals | 23 April 14 : 14.45
Andy Coulson (Reuters)
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has described his shock at the arrest of one of his reporters for phone-hacking, and denied suggestions that he was involved in a cover-up.
Nationals | 23 April 14 : 12.15
The Mail on Sunday has responded to the social media backlash over its undercover foodbanks investigation by saying: “It is a sad day for journalism when investigations into the use of money given by the public are condemned”.
Andy Coulson (Reuters)
Criminal law | 22 April 14 : 16.47
Andy Coulson (Reuters)
Former tabloid editor Andy Coulson "rubber-stamped" a payment to a royal source for a story, despite being warned by a colleague that being caught could end up with both parties in court, he told the phone-hacking trial.
Criminal law | 23 April 14 : 08.35
A British news agency based in Austria is facing legal action from a convicted blackmailer for using his full name in a news report.
Nationals | 19 April 14 : 09.46
Press Gazette revealed in January that the comedian had launched legal action after The Sun on Sunday carried a front page story saying Brand had cheated on girlfriend Jemima Khan with a glamour model.
Defamation and libel | 22 April 14 : 09.02
The police have paid damages to a man wrongly identified as a rapist by both the Oxford Mail and the BBC website.
Nationals | 21 April 14 : 08.37
The ruling, by Mr Justice Bean, has been made in proceedings being reported by The Guardian in which a woman is suing services company Serco.
Nationals | 20 April 14 : 10.04
The newspaper carried an interview with Conservative MP Sarah Woolaston yesterday in which she described the Guido Fawkes blog, Daily Telegraph columnist Dan Hodges and LBC's Iain Dale as unnecessarily “aggressive”.
Nationals | 17 April 14 : 13.24
The Financial Times will not be joining new press regulator IPSO - the Independent Press Standards Organisation - editor Lionel Barber announced today.
Regionals | 17 April 14 : 16.15
The Communities and Local Government Secretary has given the five Labour-run boroughs a fortnight to defend their actions and explain why legal proceedings should not be taken against their "propaganda on the rates".
Websites | 17 April 14 : 15.47
Mail Online remained by far the most popular UK newspaper website in March, with nearly double the daily global traffic of the next most popular site, The Guardian.
Regionals | 17 April 14 : 08.42
The complaints of Neelam Desai led to Gareth Davies being served with a “prevention of harassment” notice by Metropolitan Police officers, who came to the Advertiser’s Red Hill office.
Nationals | 17 April 14 : 12.15
Paranoia over leaks rather than hacking at the News of the World prompted Andy Coulson to send an e-mail ordering: "Do his phone", jurors at the trial were told yesterday.
Nationals | 17 April 14 : 11.47
The News UK title, which has previously paid Walsh £400,000 in damages for defamation, issued a clarification on page two of the newspaper today.
People | 16 April 14 : 15.40
Former Daily Telegraph editor Tony Gallagher is returning to the Daily Mail as joint deputy editor. Gallagher left the Telegraph in...
JK Rowling by Daniel Ogrin (creative commons)
Nationals | 16 April 14 : 09.25
JK Rowling by Daniel Ogrin (creative commons)
The paper admitted liability under the “offer of amends” procedure in the Defamation Act. But it has yet to agree what damages to pay Rowling and it has challenged her right to make a unilateral statement in open court about the matter.
Nationals | 16 April 14 : 14.00
Coulson told the Old Bailey trial he initially called a halt to the story in 2004 but later changed his mind and confronted Mr Blunkett about it.