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Criminal law | 21 October 14 : 13.41
The Liberal Democrats last night tabled amendments to the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill to provide public interest defences to journalists and others accused of computer hacking and bribery.
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.