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Former Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael has apologised after a Cabinet Office investigation found his special secretary had leaked a story to The Daily Telegraph.
The inquiry was launched in April after the Telegraph reported on a leaked memo stating that Nicola Sturgeon had told the French ambassador that she wanted David Cameron to be Prime Minister after the election.
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.
While working at Heathrow Airport in SO15 counter-terrorism command, PC Edwards, 49, sold 38 stories and titbits of information to the journalist in exchange for more than £22,000.
National Union of Journalists members at Newsquest South London are balloting for strike action over proposed redundancies and a planned merger between South West and South East London operations.
The union has also announced that it will be writing to the new Culture Secretary, John Whittingdale, to highlight its concerns over "devastating cuts".
Trinity Mirror has announced Daily Post editor Mark Thomas is to leave the company after 26 years.
Thomas will leave on Friday 26 June after 40 years in journalism and, according to the publisher, wants to leave and “pursue a number of new opportunities and projects”.
During his career, Thomas spent 14 years as a regional correspondent for Press Association, covering the Hillsborough disaster, Warrington bombing and the murder of James Bulger.
He began his career at Wirral Newspapers in 1975, before moving to the Post and Echo and then PA.
A jury has retired to consider its verdict in the trial of a Sun reporter accused of getting story tips from a police officer.
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.
While working at Heathrow Airport in SO15 Counter Terrorism Command, Edwards, 49, allegedly sold 38 stories and titbits of information to the journalist in exchange for more than £22,000.
Trinity Mirror has said it is likely to appeal privacy damages payouts of £1.2m to eight victims of its phone-hacking activities after contrasting them to personal injury payouts.
Mr Justice Mann justified the unprecedented awards in an excoriating 200-page judgment which lays out in detail the intensive nature of illegal invasions of privacy by journalists working for the Mirror titles over a period of several years.
The Metropolitan Police has now spent £37.4m on investigations into journalism, with the figure rising by nearly £4m in the last eight months.
Newly-released figures show the total cost of Operation Weeting, investigating phone-hacking, is now £21m.
Operation Elveden, the probe into payments to public officials which has come under scrutiny in recent months, has cost a total of £13m.
And Operation Tuleta, into computer-hacking, has so far cost £0.8m.
The figures exclude legal costs.
Home Secretary Theresa May proposed that broadcast regulator Ofcom be given the power “censor” transmissions involving “extremist content”, according to a leaked letter in which the former culture secretary condemned the plans.
Sajid Javid, who moved from culture to Business Secretary earlier this month, said the rule change would “involve a fundamental shift in the way UK broadcasting is regulated, away from the current framework which is designed to take appropriate account of the right to freedom of expression”.
National Union of Journalists members working at Newsquest in York start balloting for action today.
The ballot comes after the company put a number of positions on the Gazette and Herald at risk of redundancy, including the editor.
Also at risk are the deputy editor, internet editor, digital communications editor, newsroom assistant and deputy sports editor.
The title has a weekly circulation of around 9,000 and a cover price of £1.
Campaign group Hacked Off has predicted that Trinity Mirror will face hundreds more phone-hacking claims.
It follows news this morning that a judge has awarded £1.2m in privacy damages to eight Mirror phone-hacking targets: Paul Gascoigne, Sadie Frost, Alan Yentob, Shobna Gulati, Lucy Taggart, Shane Ritchie, Robert Ashworth and Lauren Alcorn.
The claims run to an average £150,000 each. The previous record privacy award by a judge was £60,000 to Max Mosley in 2008 after the News of the World published details of his extra marital orgy with five paid dominatrices.
The BBC claims to reach a record 308m people a week across the world after changing the way it counts its audience.
The corporation now includes entertainment content, Facebook and Youtube views as well as BBC News usage in its estimate.
Its public aim is to have a global reach of 500m people by 2022.
Harry Potter author J K Rowling has been "fully vindicated and her reputation restored" following a newspaper's apology over allegations that she wrote a "sob story" containing false claims about her time as a single mother, the High Court was told today.
The reading of the statement in open court follows a subsidiary libel dispute over the wording of that statement.
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.
Clive Goodman, 57, told jurors that the price he had to pay was to admit to being a "lone wolf".
The witness said after being released from police custody in August 2006 that he spoke to Coulson on the phone the following day and he "seemed to think we needed to get it out of the way quickly".
The Manchester Evening News website has nearly doubled its traffic in a year, according to the latest website ABCs.
The MEN website recorded an average 498,010 daily unique users last month, up 94 per cent, and is narrowly trailing DailyStar.co.uk on 508,366 (up 44 per cent on April 2014).
Its sister Trinity Mirror title the Liverpool Echo saw its website's figures increase by 92 per cent to 393,571 and overtake the London Evening Standard's 391,422 (up 65 per cent).