'Is it important that Jon Venables likes Harry Potter?' Prosecution accuses prison officer of leaking 'drivel'By PA Mediapoint 22 October 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.
Reporter's email said: 'Can I bung £250 to the policeman and £250 to the soldier?', Sun six trial toldBy Court News UK 22 October 15:40
Reporter Jamie Pyatt, 51, is also accused of buying details from Surrey Police PC Simon Quinn for years, making him into an important source of confidential information. The journalist made a number of expense claims for a "Surrey police contact" who handed over photographs and scoops, the court heard.
'I phoned paper because everything that was happening was wrong' - prison officer defends Jon Venables leaksBy PA Mediapoint 22 October 9:03
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.
Sun six trial told how Peter Sutcliffe and spree killer Daniel Gonzalez stories leaked from BroadmoorBy Court News UK 21 October 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.
Justice minister admits it is 'matter of concern' that journalists have no public interest defence against bribery or hackingBy Dominic Ponsford 21 October 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.
Sun six trial: Journalist accused of paying for information about police downloading indecent imagesBy Court News UK 21 October 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.
Boris Johnson asked by London Assembly to make police seek 'judicial approval' to view journalist call recordsBy William Turvill 21 October 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”.
Sun reporter appears in South African court as Dewani trial told of £25,000 stories deal with male escortBy William Turvill 21 October 9:33
Dewani’s wife, Anni, was shot dead after a taxi she was sharing with her husband was hijacked in Cape Town on 13 November 2010 where they were on their honeymoon.
James Bulger killer 'pissed off' about stories leaked to press, trial of Star and NoW journalists hearsBy PA Mediapoint 20 October 16:49
Jon Venables told his mother in a phone call he was "pissed off" about stories on his time behind bars for child porn offences.
Nick Clegg: Police should be banned from viewing journalists' call records without judicial approvalBy Dominic Ponsford 20 October 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.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 October 10:44
A senior Metropolitan Police officer has defended the use of spying powers against journalists saying that “nobody should be above the law”.
Trial of Star's Tom Savage and former NoW reporter told of 'catastrophic' impact of Jon Venables leaks at prisonBy PA Mediapoint 20 October 8:49
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.
By PA Mediapoint 20 October 8:30
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.
By William Turvill 17 October 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.
Police failed to reveal Sally Murrer was a journalist when they sought approval to bug her, lawyer revealsBy William Turvill 17 October 9:52
Thames Valley Police did not say Sally Murrer was a journalist when it applied to bug her conversations, her barrister has revealed.
News of the World phone-hacking stories gave David Walliams 'sense of paranoia and worry', court hears as comedian settles claimBy PA Mediapoint 16 October 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.
By PA Mediapoint 16 October 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.
By William Turvill 16 October 8:51
Proposed by Labour's John McDonnell yesterday, the Early Day Motion now has the backing of 11 other members from all major parties.
By William Turvill 15 October 16:25
Asked if the Crown Prosecution Service should be giving advice to police on the use of RIPA against journalists, Alison Saunders said: “I think RIPA sets out a very clear and very thorough framework, quite rightly so, for what are intrusive powers.”
Judge leaves former NoW managing editor Kuttner £135,000 out of pocket because 'he knew about Milly phone hack'By PA Mediapoint 15 October 13:58
Former NoW managing editor Kuttner £135,000 out of pocket after losing hacking trial costs bid