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By PA Mediapoint | 04 Nov 2014
The Star's Tom Savage, 37, and a NoW reporter, who cannot be named for legal reasons, are charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.
Tabloid prison payments trial: 'Consequences of a conviction as profound as it gets in a free society'By Press Gazette | 03 Nov 2014
A key part of a democracy is a free press, because people in power don’t knowing what they’re up to. They don’t like us being able to have an opinion. And if we’re going to get to know it sometimes has to involve what would otherwise be some pretty shady business.
NoW reporter defends leak story: 'Public should know about how Jon Venables is getting special treatment'By PA Mediapoint | 29 Oct 2014
The journalist, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is on trial at the Old Bailey for conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office by using prison officer Scott Chapman as the paid source for two stories on Jon Venables after he was sent back to jail in 2010 for child porn offences.
News of the World reporter tells court of 'hair dryer treatment' from 'tyrant' boss who instructed Venables storyBy PA Mediapoint | 28 Oct 2014
The journalist is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office by paying prison officer Scott Chapman for stories about Jon Venables while he was in jail for child porn offences in 2010.
Publisher buys book on former News of the World chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck's 'sensational scoops'By William Turvill | 28 Oct 2014
Thurlbeck was sentenced to six months in prison earlier this year after pleading guilty to phone-hacking and released on 12 August after serving 37 days behind bars.
'Is it important that Jon Venables likes Harry Potter?' Prosecution accuses prison officer of leaking 'drivel'By PA Mediapoint | 22 Oct 2014
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.
'I phoned paper because everything that was happening was wrong' - prison officer defends Jon Venables leaksBy PA Mediapoint | 22 Oct 2014
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.
James Bulger killer 'pissed off' about stories leaked to press, trial of Star and NoW journalists hearsBy PA Mediapoint | 20 Oct 2014
Jon Venables told his mother in a phone call he was "pissed off" about stories on his time behind bars for child porn offences.
Trial of Star's Tom Savage and former NoW reporter told of 'catastrophic' impact of Jon Venables leaks at prisonBy PA Mediapoint | 20 Oct 2014
A witness, who cannot be identified, was giving evidence in the trial of prison officer Scott Chapman who was allegedly paid £40,000 by newspapers for information about James Bulger's killer after he was sent back to prison in 2010 for child porn offences.
News of the World phone-hacking stories gave David Walliams 'sense of paranoia and worry', court hears as comedian settles claimBy PA Mediapoint | 16 Oct 2014
Walliams, who is best known for the sketch show Little Britain but is also an author and a trustee of Comic Relief, accepted substantial undisclosed damages and his legal costs from News Group Newspapers (NGN), publishers of the now-defunct News of the World.
By PA Mediapoint | 14 Oct 2014
Scott Chapman shared a third of his earnings from The Sun, News Of The World, Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, Sunday People, Daily Star and Daily Star Sunday with his ex-partner Lynn Gaffney, prosecutors allege.
Former News of the World legal manager Tom Crone to face no further action over phone-hacking allegationBy William Turvill | 03 Oct 2014
Crone was arrested on 30 August 2012 under Operation Weeting on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications contrary to Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977.
By Press Gazette | 03 Oct 2014
Ian Edmondson (pictured, Reuters), 45, was dropped as a defendant in the original hacking trial of ex-editors Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks in December last year after the trial judge deemed him "unfit" to continue.
EastEnders actor Steve McFadden wins payout from News of the World and Met Police over hacking and leaksBy William Turvill | 16 Sep 2014
McFadden, who plays Phil Mitchell in the BBC programme, sued News Group Newspapers for the interception of his voicemails, and the Met Police for selling private information about him to the paper.
Prison officer accused of selling stories to Mirror and News of the World journalist Stephen Moyes denies chargeBy PA Mediapoint | 15 Sep 2014
A prison officer has pleaded not guilty to committing misconduct in a public office by selling stories to two national newspapers about the top security HMP Belmarsh.
By PA Mediapoint | 12 Sep 2014
The journalist, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared before a judge at the Old Bailey alongside Trust worker Alan Hagan, 47.
By William Turvill | 04 Sep 2014
The film star, who has previously directed movies including this year's Monuments Men, will bring journalist Nick Davies' book Hack Attack to the big screen, with shooting scheduled to begin next year.
Former NoW US editor looking for 'go-getting' English reporters to join fledgling showbiz agency in LABy William Turvill | 26 Aug 2014
Former News of the World US editor James Desborough is looking to emulate the success of British-run agtency Splash as he seeks to expand his own celebrity news agency in Los Angeles.
Four journalists appear in court accused of hacking and illegal payments at The Sun and News of the WorldBy Press Gazette | 21 Aug 2014
Four journalists appeared in court this morning accused of involvement in phone-hacking and making illegal payments at The Sun and the News of the World The Sun's crime reporter, Anthony France, 41, from Watford, Hertfordshire, appeared in the dock at Westminster Magistrates' Court char
'Can we hack their voicemail? That's kind of how journalism worked in those days' - extract from Beyond ContemptBy Peter Jukes | 20 Aug 2014
“Can we hack their voicemail? Oh, there they are… let’s go along with a photographer.