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Criminal law | 24 October 14 : 08.53
Liberal Democrat peer Lord Strasburger has tabled an amendment to the Serious Crime Bill that would require public authorities to ask a judge before accessing the phone records of journalists.
Media business | 24 October 14 : 10.48
Guardian Media Group chief executive Andrew Miller has attacked the BBC for following his company by expanding into Australia.
Criminal law | 24 October 14 : 09.22
Met Police assistant commissioner Martin Hewett wrote to the chair of the committee, Keith Vaz MP, to say that the Directorate of Professional Standards was investigating the allegation that the BBC’s story had come from an Operation Yewtree.
Criminal law | 24 October 14 : 09.35
Daily Star Sunday reporter Tom Savage said it never occurred to him that the contact he knew as Adam was in fact a serving prison officer - but added that if he had known, it would not have mattered "in the slightest".
Criminal law | 23 October 14 : 07.05
Chief constable of Bedfordshire Police Colette Paul begins her stint as Association of Chief Police Officers media lead at a time when relations between journalists and police officers are at something of a low ebb.
Nationals | 23 October 14 : 12.52
The Revs Tana Riviere and Royston Such, who married in August 1995, were particularly outraged as it was the third time that the newspaper had published the false allegation.
| 23 October 14 : 11.00
Telegraph bosses are planning to axe the paper’s daily Mandrake diary column as part of a round of job cuts which will decimate the paper’s editorial staff.
Regionals | 23 October 14 : 09.36
Newsquest has announced proposals to sack around half a dozen journalists at the Lancashire Telegraph.
Nationals | 22 October 14 : 15.40
The journalist made a number of expense claims for a "Surrey police contact" who handed over photographs and scoops, the court heard.
Nationals | 22 October 14 : 15.55
Scott Chapman, 42, was allegedly paid £40,000 for a string of stories about the child killer's time behind bars after he was jailed for child porn offences in 2010.
Nationals | 22 October 14 : 09.03
Scott Chapman is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of accepting £40,000 in exchange for tips about Venables while he was in jail for child porn offences in 2010.
Regionals | 22 October 14 : 08.44
Local World has announced plans to launch a new weekly newspaper to rival Johnston Press in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
Media business | 21 October 14 : 12.30
Telegraph Media group editor in chief Jason Seiken has written to all journalists warning them of plans to reduce the overall number of editorial positions.
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.
Nationals | 21 October 14 : 17.47
Detectives and staff at Broadmoor Hospital leaked details of spree killer Daniel Gonzalez and Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe to the tabloid press, a court heard today.
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.