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By Press Association 22 July 14:26
Actor Rhys Ifans (pictured, Reuters) and entertainer Michael Barrymore have settled their phone-hacking damages claims. They both received substantial undisclosed damages, their legal costs and sincere apologies from News Group Newspapers, publisher of the now defunct News of the World. The settlements, announced at London's High Court today before Mr Justice Mann, are the latest in the civil litigation against NGN.
By William Turvill 21 July 16:22
Conducted for the BBC by Ipsos MORI in February, the survey’s aim was to gauge “public perceptions of impartiality and trustworthiness of the BBC”.
By Press Gazette 21 July 13:07
The trial of Tulisa Contostavlos over drugs allegations has collapsed.
By William Turvill 21 July 9:07
The publisher, owned by Richard Desmond (pictured, Reuters), is expected to internally announce a savings target of between £10m and £14m, according to the report.
By William Turvill 18 July 10:21
Last week the weekly newspaper reported the inquest of Horatio Chapple in a diary piece under the headline: “Eton by a bear? The inquest begins”. The page-two article finished with the line: “Now we have another reason to save the polar bears.”
By Press Gazette 18 July 8:23
A jury took just over an hour and a half to find ex-Wiltshire Police officer Darren Jennings (not pictured) guilty of committing misconduct in a public office following a trial at the Old Bailey.
By PA Mediapoint 18 July 7:55
An undercover reporter has told a court he wanted to "expose criminality" about an alleged drug deal involving Tulisa Constostavlos (pictured, Reuters) and it was "outrageous" to suggest he spiked the singer's drink during one of their meetings.
By Dominic Ponsford 17 July 12:33
Trinity Mirror has announced plans to merge the editorial teams of the Sunday Mirror and Sunday People with the loss of up to eight editorial jobs.
By Dominic Ponsford 17 July 11:11
Two senior Sun journalists are among those to be cleared yesterday after spending more than a year on police bail on suspicion of involvement in phone-hacking.
By Press Gazette 17 July 9:21
Former X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos used code words to help broker a cocaine deal with an undercover reporter who claimed she was in the frame for a leading film role opposite A-list stars, a court has heard.
By William Turvill 17 July 9:14
The Independent has launched a new Buzzfeed-style website allowing readers to rank stories to decide how prominently they appear.
By Dominic Ponsford 16 July 15:16
Six former News of the World journalists questioned by police on suspicion of involvement in phone-hacking for the News of the World today been told they will face no further action.
By William Turvill 15 July 11:29
Questions have been raised about the relationship between The Sun and Newcastle United, with rival journalists suggesting the two organisations have entered into a ‘media partnership’.
By PA Mediapoint 15 July 9:41
A former police constable has gone on trial accused of offering to sell information to the Sun about a "womanising and bullying" colleague, a court heard.
By William Turvill 14 July 12:54
A man who won £70,000 libel damages from The Sun after the paper accused him of being a paedophile has been jailed for life – for being a paedophile.
By William Turvill 14 July 11:01
The podcast, along with the Music Weekly audio show, was axed by The Guardian at the end of May.
By William Turvill 14 July 10:02
Leapman (pictured by Mike Gunnill) sought “pressure release” by getting involved in a fantasy world after “single-handedly uncovering” the MPs’ expenses scandal.
By William Turvill 11 July 12:40
The Times was the only national newspaper to grow in circulation, to 393,530, year on year in June, according to ABC. The next best performing newspaper was The Guardian, with a year-on-year circulation dip of 0.9 per cent to 185,313.
By William Turvill 11 July 10:51
Clooney has described the Daily Mail as “the worst kind of tabloid” and accused it of a “coverup”.
By William Turvill 11 July 9:13
David Drummond (pictured, Reuters), who is also the company’s senior vice-president for corporate development, said that it has received 70,000 take-down requests covering 250,000 web pages since May.

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