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Television | 26 August 14 : 12.10
Head of the BBC newsoom Mary Hockaday has defended the way the BBC covered the search of the home of pop singer Cliff Richard. South Yorkshire Police has revealed that it tipped off the BBC in advance of the raid in Sunningdale, Berkshire, after being contacted by a reporter some weeks ago.
Nationals | 26 August 14 : 16.28
News UK has settled a legal claim brought by a woman working in PR who sued for breach for privacy after her stolen mobile phone was handed in to The Sun.
Websites | 26 August 14 : 16.21
The website announced the figures July’s online ABC figures showed it recorded 11,039,330 average daily users, up 1 per cent year on year.
News | 26 August 14 : 15.15
A former senior Scotland Yard officer remains in legal limbo some two and a half years after being arrested on suspicion of leaking information to a journalist.
News | 26 August 14 : 09.17
The US has successful negotiated the release of a journalist Theo Curtis who has been held in Syria since 2012.
Regionals | 26 August 14 : 11.37
Following Trinity Mirror groups in the North East and Wales, the Midlands titles will take up the "Newsroom 3.1" model by the end of September.
Television | 26 August 14 : 11.11
Sky News is launching a new two-hour weekday evening news show hosted by former political editor Adam Boulton and Sarah Hewson.
Wires and Agencies | 26 August 14 : 06.07
Former News of the World US editor James Desborough is looking to emulate the success of British-run agtency Splash as he seeks to expand his own celebrity news agency in Los Angeles.
Broadcast | 22 August 14 : 18.08
The BBC has been accused of a "cover up" over its role in the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's flat following sexual assault allegations.
Nationals | 22 August 14 : 13.06
A former police community support officer (PCSO) with the Metropolitan Police is facing a prison sentence after admitting he contacted The Sun to say a supermodel was attending a police station accused of assault.
Regionals | 22 August 14 : 13.57
Seven local authorities have been asked to ensure that publication of their print publications will comply with rules aimed at protecting commercial newspapers and the Government has given them two weeks to explain what they how plan to do.
Television | 21 August 14 : 16.30
BBC journalists "acted appropriately" in their coverage of the police raid on Sir Cliff Richard's flat following sexual assault allegations, corporation Director General Tony Hall said today.
| 22 August 14 : 11.07
Press Gazette yesterday published an extract from a book by Peter Jukes, Beyond Contempt, which referenced freelance journalist Dennis Rice.
Regionals | 22 August 14 : 10.42
Newsquest has announced the appointment of Trinity Mirror North East regional sales director Chris Moore to run its titles in Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.
Mobile | 21 August 14 : 17.22
The Times titles had the most popular newspaper digital editions in the UK last month.
Websites | 21 August 14 : 16.16
Metro was the fastest growing UK newspaper website against last month, more than doubling its reach year on year to some 1,547,550 daily browsers according to ABC.
Defamation and libel | 20 August 14 : 16.23
Chairman of the Commons energy select committee Tim Yeo is suing The Sunday Times for libel over a report that he coached a paying client before they gave evidence to his committee.

Digital

Plot to hack newspaper among more than 30 BBC, Mail and Telegraph story links removed from Google
Google has removed links to more than 30 stories from the BBC, Telegraph and Mail websites, the publishers have revealed. The BBC last week identified 12 stories that Google has notified it over – although it is not disclosed who the removal requests are made by. BBC stories include a 2002 report on former Daily Mail employee who was jailed in 2000 for a plot to hack into the newspaper’s computers.

Media law

Plot to hack newspaper among more than 30 BBC, Mail and Telegraph story links removed from Google
Google has removed links to more than 30 stories from the BBC, Telegraph and Mail websites, the publishers have revealed. The BBC last week identified 12 stories that Google has notified it over – although it is not disclosed who the removal requests are made by. BBC stories include a 2002 report on former Daily Mail employee who was jailed in 2000 for a plot to hack into the newspaper’s computers.