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By Court News UK 19 December 16:28
William Clegg QC, for reporter John Troup, said the prosecution was "misconceived" in alleging the journalist conspired to bribe a public official. He said prosecutors had mistakenly accused Troup of being part of a culture of corruption at The Sun when even the judge had noted there was no evidence to support that wide-ranging claim. "The prosecution case as opened to you was misconceived and it was wrong," he said.
By Court News UK 19 December 15:32
Oliver Blunt QC is defending managing editor Graham Dudman, who is accused of paying a City of London police officer for tips on the hunt for schoolgirls Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.
By William Turvill 19 December 12:41
The title today reports that the process will include an “indicative ballot which would guarantee the winner a place on the shortlist for the job”.
By Court News UK 19 December 12:19
Hundreds of payment request forms signed by Brooks and her successor, Dominic Mohan, have failed to materialise at the trial at Kingston Crown Court, it is said.
By Press Gazette 18 December 10:52
The Court of Appeal has rejected a bid by The Times to overturn an award of £60,000 in damages given to a police officer it said was investigated over corruption.
By William Turvill 18 December 8:11
Last month, Graham Johnson, 46, pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court to intercepting communications in the course of transmission without lawful authority.
By William Turvill 17 December 11:51
News Corp made an operating loss of £3.5m, down year on year from a £51m profit, in the year to June as it spent more than £100m on legal costs and financing the Management and Standards Committee.
By William Turvill 16 December 10:47
Journalists from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, The Journal and The Sunday Sun have been barred from attending matches at Newcastle and press conferences since October 2013.
By Axegrinder 16 December 9:01
Labour leader Ed Miliband has asked colleagues to stop leaking stories to The Mail on Sunday, according to yesterday's Black Dog diary in the paper.
By Court News UK 15 December 16:32
Sun news editor Chris Pharo was "instrumental" in paying public officials for a "morbid, gripping, and outrageous" leaks, the prosecutor said as he made his final summing up in the Sun six trial.
By Court News UK 15 December 12:58
Pharo, alongside five colleagues - managing editor Graham Dudman, 51, head of news Chris Pharo, 45, ex-deputy news editor Ben O'Driscoll, 38, picture editor John Edwards, 50, and reporters Jamie Pyatt, 51, and John Troup, 49 - is accused of paying public officials for stories.
By Bill Coles 15 December 11:35
For what it’s worth, this is how the phone-hacking scandal first started.
By PA Mediapoint 12 December 16:45
At a hearing at the Old Bailey former features editor Jules Stenson admitted conspiring to intercept voicemail messages between 1 January 2003 and 26 January 2007.
By Press Gazette 12 December 14:18
Desmond is believed to have discussed the gift at a meeting with UKIP leader Nigel Farage earlier this month.
By Press Gazette 11 December 15:52
The first journalist convicted of conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office has escaped imprisonment after being given a six-month sentence suspended for one year.
By William Turvill 11 December 10:06
The Metropolitan Police unlawfully accessed journalistic material contained on News UK's "back-up tapes" containing 20m emails, the company has alleged.
By Press Gazette 11 December 9:56
A News of the World journalist who wrote two stories about James Bulger killer Jon Venables's apparently privileged life behind bars will be sentenced today after becoming the first journalist to be found guilty of paying a corrupt official for tips.
By William Turvill 10 December 16:11
Rusbridger announced this afternoon he is to take up the role of chair of the Scott Trust, which owns the newspaper group, in 2016.
By Dominic Ponsford 10 December 14:56
A leading criminal lawyer has questioned the severity of the sentence handed down in the trial of the Sun’s Nick Parker.
By Emily Shackleton 10 December 11:32
Oliver Holt will be leaving the Daily Mirror to join the Mail on Sunday as the paper’s chief sports writer.

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