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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 : 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.
| 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 | 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.
Appointments | 17 October 14 : 12.23
The Daily Telegraph’s weekday editor Chris Evans has been promoted to group director of content. Jason Seiken remains chief content...
Regionals | 17 October 14 : 09.52
Thames Valley Police did not say Sally Murrer was a journalist when it applied to bug her conversations, her barrister has revealed.
Nationals | 17 October 14 : 08.53
Mail Online hit a new traffic record in May when it reached an average of 11,792,392 daily web browsers per day.
Nationals | 16 October 14 : 15.11
The group of editors and reporters bought confidential information about members of the Royal Family, celebrities, notorious inmates, "the famous, not so famous and the infamous", Kingston Crown Court heard.
Websites | 17 October 14 : 08.18
The photojournalist has featured in a series of propaganda videos released by IS extremists in recent weeks and apparently had an article published in the group's Dabiq magazine.
Nationals | 16 October 14 : 09.52
A new survey suggests newspapers played a bigger role in helping Scottish people decide how to vote in the referendum than social media and the campaigns themselves.
Nationals | 16 October 14 : 15.21
Walliams, who is best known for the sketch show Little Britain but is also an author and a trustee of Comic Relief, accepted substantial undisclosed damages and his legal costs from News Group Newspapers (NGN), publishers of the now-defunct News of the World.
Criminal law | 16 October 14 : 08.51
Proposed by Labour's John McDonnell yesterday, the Early Day Motion now has the backing of 11 other members from all major parties.
Nationals | 15 October 14 : 12.36
A CPS spokesman said Graham Johnson is accused of "intercepting communications without legal authority, namely mobile phone voicemail messages".

Media law

Nick Clegg: Police should be banned from viewing journalists' call records without judicial approval
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said today that the police shold be banned from accessing journalists' call records without the permission of a judge. Speaking at a press conference today he went further than Home Secretary Theresa May who has said that the code of conduct on use of spying powers should be strengthened to protect journalists, but that tele