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Criminal law | 30 March 15 : 13.04
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said the law needs to be changed to give journalists accused of corrupting public officials by paying for stories a clear public interest defence.
Nationals | 30 March 15 : 09.12
BBC presenter Andrew Marr believes Jeremy Paxman interviewing David Cameron and Ed Miliband in last week’s election programme was “not a good replacement” for a head-to-head debate.
Nationals | 30 March 15 : 11.01
A Premier League footballer who obtained an anonymity order against a woman selling a kiss-and-tell story to The Sun should be named, a High Court judge has decided.
Consumer | 30 March 15 : 09.31
The original lads’ mag, Loaded, is to close some 18 months after it was acquired by Simian Publishing in a management buyout.
Criminal law | 27 March 15 : 15.20
The first journalist to be found guilty of paying a public official in the wake of the high-profile Operation Elveden probe has had the conviction quashed on appeal, it can now be reported.
Nationals | 30 March 15 : 08.41
Sun columnist Katie Hopkins has been reported to police over claims she may have incited racial hatred in Rochdale by suggesting Pakistani men in the area were sex abusers.
Websites | 27 March 15 : 15.53
Speaking at the London School Economics’ Polis Journalism Conference, Jamie Angus revealed that 23m people across the UK and beyond visited the BBC News site on 26 March.
Criminal law | 27 March 15 : 11.01
Police officers are now banned from secretly obtaining the call records of journalists without getting outside approval from a judge.
People | 26 March 15 : 17.05
The Telegraph's top sports writer Henry Winter is understood to be leaving the paper after more than 20 years to join The Times.
Television | 27 March 15 : 11.22
Last week, Prime Minister David Cameron told the corporation’s James Landale that he would not serve a third term in power, leading to numerous front page newspaper stories.
Nationals | 27 March 15 : 09.51
A lecturer and his wife have been sacked by a university after being accused of speaking to journalists. The move comes amid a widespread public sector crackdown on unauthorised contact with the media.
Nationals | 27 March 15 : 11.55
The Independent Press Standard’s Organisation’s investigation into The Sunday Mirror’s Brooks Newmark sting has been condemned for exposing the regulator’s weaknesses.
Nationals | 26 March 15 : 10.21
The Independent Press Standards Organisation has ruled that the Guido Fawkes/Sunday Mirror investigation into Conservative MP Brooks Newmark was justified.
Nationals | 26 March 15 : 09.32
Trinity Mirror is understood to be in negotiations to buy David Montgomery’s regional newspaper group Local World, according to industry sources.
Media business | 25 March 15 : 16.13
Johnston Press today launched its first digitally-led title, BelfastVibe, targeting 18- to 35-year-olds in the Northern Ireland capital.
Appointments | 25 March 15 : 13.49
Former editor of the Telegraph’s Mandrake diary column Tim Walker has been recruited by the Daily Mirror to beef up its general election coverage.
Media business | 25 March 15 : 12.29
Johnston Press reported operating profit up 2.8 per cent to £55.5m on as chief executive Ashley Highfield said the regional press giant is on a “much more stable and secure footing as a company”.


Met Police officers investigating Mirror titles 'sitting on dozens of unopened bin-bags of material', reports The Times
The Metropolitan Police is reportedly “sitting on dozens of unopened bin-bags of material” gathered by officers investigating Trinity Mirror national newspapers. According to The Times, the “sacks” have been gathered by officers from Operation Golding - which is investigating phone-hacking across the Mirror titles. Operation Elveden officers are also investigating allegations of payments to public officials at the newspaper group.