Criminal law

By PA Mediapoint 22 May 16:31
A Sun journalist has been found guilty of paying a police officer for stories. Sun crime reporter Anthony France, 41, from Watford, cultivated a "corrupt relationship" with PC Timothy Edwards over four years, his trial at the Old Bailey heard.
By PA Mediapoint 22 May 12:53
Crime reporter Anthony France, 41, is on trial at the Old Bailey over allegations he cultivated a "corrupt relationship" with PC Timothy Edwards over four years.
By William Turvill 22 May 9:47
The Metropolitan Police has now spent £37.4m on investigations into journalism, with the figure rising by £4m in the last eight months.
By Dominic Ponsford 21 May 16:54
The Daily Mirror built its circulation to more than 4.5m in the years after the Second World War with a mantra which Hugh Cudlipp described as "publish and be damned".
By William Turvill 21 May 16:38
Police are investigating a newspaper advert taken out by the family of a man convicted of murder calling for jurors to come forward.
By PA Mediapoint 21 May 13:18
A former News of the World journalist has told a perjury trial that editor Andy Coulson suggested he would keep his job at the paper if he pleaded guilty to phone-hacking.
By PA Mediapoint 21 May 9:11
More than £1 million in damages has been awarded to celebrities including Paul Gascoigne and Sadie Frost over phone-hacking by Mirror Group Newspapers.
By PA Mediapoint 20 May 18:52
Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson knew phone-hacking was happening at the newspaper while he was editor, one of its former journalists has told a court.
By PA Mediapoint 20 May 12:12
A Kent-based officer at a top-security prison became the "paid mole" of a reporter working at the Daily Mirror and News of the World over the course of five years, a court heard.
By Dominic Ponsford 20 May 12:08
Sun crime reporter Anthony France has revealed that he suspected a paid tipster for the paper was a police officer.
By PA Mediapoint 19 May 8:59
A Sun reporter told of his struggles against a "homophobic bully" boss as he launched a defence in his trial for paying an anti-terror police officer at Heathrow for tips.
By PA Mediapoint 15 May 13:04
He is accused of lying under oath during the 2010 perjury trial of former MSP Tommy Sheridan.
By William Turvill 12 May 14:05
Sun crime reporter Anthony France paid a police officer more than £20,000 for 38 stories over three years, the Old Bailey was told this morning.
By William Turvill 11 May 12:56
Labour MP Chris Bryant has been named as the shadow culture secretary, replacing Harriet Harman, who has held the position since 2011.
By William Turvill 08 May 12:12
Media lawyers have praised the impact of Press Gazette's Save Our Sources - but warned that the law changes it prompted may not go far enough to protect journalistic material and sources.
By PA Media Lawyer 07 May 12:49
A new and updated edition of the guidance on reporting restriction in courts was published yesterday.
By Dominic Ponsford and Media Lawyer 05 May 11:57
Legal history was made today as officers from the Met Police applied to a judge to view two journalists’ phone records.
By William Turvill 01 May 12:10
The Metropolitan Police employs more than 100 communications staff and has an annual budget of more than £10m, Press Gazette research has found.
By William Turvill and Press Association 01 May 9:00
The BBC would lose funding and influence with UKIP in power, Nigel Farage has said.
By PA Media Lawyer 29 April 11:59
Restrictions on reporting the trial of a law student on terrorism charges are being challenged in the Court of Appeal by a group of media organisations.

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