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Wires and Agencies | 13 October 15 : 09.26
News website Exaro has stood behind its reporting of the "Westminster paedophile network" as Labour deputy leader Tom Watson yesterday refused to apologise to the family of Leon Brittan.
Appointments | 13 October 15 : 12.38
Piers Morgan is to join the Good Morning Britain presenting team alongside co-host Susanna Reid.
Media business | 13 October 15 : 10.33
Johnston Press has been condemned following a merger between two Yorkshire town newspapers.
Nationals | 13 October 15 : 10.59
Financial Times journalists have stood by their claim that new owner Nikkei is seeking to take £5m a year out of their pensions after the company said yesterday described this as “categorically untrue”.
Media business | 12 October 15 : 10.03
Financial Times journalists have accused new owner Nikkei of breaking promises and seeking to take £5m a year out of staff pension schemes.
Nationals | 13 October 15 : 09.19
The Sunday Times "trashed" the reputation of former Conservative MP Tim Yeo in the last stages of his career, the High Court has been told.
Websites | 12 October 15 : 13.40
Investigative journalism website Exaro is facing increasing scrutiny over its reporting of claims senior politicians have been involved in child abuse and murder.
Regionals | 12 October 15 : 10.51
In an email to staff, the publisher set out plans for its 201 sites to reach a combined 110m page views per month.
Nationals | 12 October 15 : 08.07
The News of the World news editor who brought in phone-hacker Glenn Mulcaire has refused to take responsibility for the closure of the newspaper.
Freedom of Information | 9 October 15 : 16.27
Charges for Freedom of Information requests are beeing considered by an independent commission established by the Government to review the Freedom of Information Act.
Criminal law | 9 October 15 : 17.22
A former prison officer who sold tips to the Daily Mirror about the mother of the murdered child known as Baby P has been jailed for 12 weeks.
Media business | 8 October 15 : 17.04
More than 300 local newspapers have been closed in the past ten years, according to Press Gazette research.
People | 9 October 15 : 15.39
The journalist who broke news of Germany’s invasion of Poland turns 104 tomorrow.
Nationals | 9 October 15 : 12.41
Every UK national newspaper lost print sales in September with red-top tabloids falling the fastest.
Wires and Agencies | 6 October 15 : 09.20
Farmer pointed out to Mr Justice MacDonald that an anonymised judgment he had published, in a case in which he ordered that a man could no longer exercise parental responsibility in respect of his children, or even see their school reports, contained enough information to allow the family involved to be identified.
Nationals | 8 October 15 : 13.21
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has rejected a privacy complaint over a Mail on Sunday report that Nigel Farage (pictured, Reuters) had been questioned by police.
Television | 8 October 15 : 12.22
Broadcast regulator Ofcom has permitted six local TV stations to cut back on their commitment to local programming, news and current affairs

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Cost to central Government of complying with FoI 50 times less than external comms budget
Proposals to charge for Freedom of Information Act requests have been condemned by campaigners after Press Gazette research found central Government departments spend less than £6m a year answering FoI questions. This figure is "very good value for money considering the level of scrutiny and accountability it generates", according to Maurice Frankel, director of the Campaign for Freedom of Information. It represents around 0.1 per cent of the £577.4bn the central Government is due to spend in the 2015 fiscal year (figure from