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By PA Mediapoint 24 October 15:40
Tom Savage told jurors he never knew Scott Chapman's true identity or that he worked at the prison where Jon Venables served time behind bars for child porn offences.
By William Turvill and Dominic Ponsford 24 October 14:24
Met commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe referred to the leak enquiries in his submission to the Leveson Inquiry, when he also revealed his force is "one of the few organisations which has established an independent command to deal exclusively with both overt and covert complaints and investigations".
By Dominic Ponsford 24 October 10:48
Guardian Media Group chief executive Andrew Miller has attacked the BBC for following his company by expanding into Australia.
By PA Mediapoint 24 October 9:35
Daily Star Sunday reporter Tom Savage said it never occurred to him that the contact he knew as Adam was in fact a serving prison officer - but added that if he had known, it would not have mattered "in the slightest".
By William Turvill 24 October 9:22
Met Police assistant commissioner Martin Hewett wrote to the chair of the committee, Keith Vaz MP, to say that the Directorate of Professional Standards was investigating the allegation that the BBC’s story had come from an Operation Yewtree.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 October 8:53
Liberal Democrat peer Lord Strasburger has tabled an amendment to the Serious Crime Bill that would require public authorities to ask a judge before accessing the phone records of journalists.
By PA Media Lawyer 23 October 12:52
The Revs Tana Riviere and Royston Such, who married in August 1995, were particularly outraged as it was the third time that the newspaper had published the false allegation.
By Dominic Ponsford 23 October 9:36
Newsquest has announced proposals to sack around half a dozen journalists at the Lancashire Telegraph.
By Dominic Ponsford 23 October 7:05
Chief constable of Bedfordshire Police Colette Paul begins her stint as Association of Chief Police Officers media lead at a time when relations between journalists and police officers are at something of a low ebb.
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.
By Court News UK 22 October 15:40
The journalist made a number of expense claims for a "Surrey police contact" who handed over photographs and scoops, the court heard.
By 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.
By William Turvill 22 October 8:44
Local World has announced plans to launch a new weekly newspaper to rival Johnston Press in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
By 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.
By William Turvill 21 October 15:11
According to the NUJ, deputy team leader Clare Hoppett and listings producer Kath Haigh reached an agreement with the company, PM81, shortly before a full employment tribunal was due to begin.
By 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.
By PA Media Lawyer 21 October 12:58

American showbiz couple Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel (pictured: Reuters) have settled a lawsuit against celeb weekly Heat after suing the title in Dublin over a story which alleged the singer had "got flirty" with another woman in a nightclu

By Dominic Ponsford 21 October 12:30
Telegraph Media group editor in chief Jason Seiken has written to all journalists warning them of plans to reduce the overall number of editorial positions.
By William Turvill 21 October 10:35
In four of the last five months of ABC circulation figures, The Times has been the best performing title in terms of year-on-year performance.
By 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.

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