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By William Turvill | 22 Dec 2014
James Weatherup (pictured, Reuters) and Neville Thurlbeck are suing News Group Newspapers for unfair dismissal after losing their jobs in the aftermath of the phone-hacking scandal. The publisher applied for the claims to be struck out of court, accusing the journalists of being “vexatious” and c
News Corp records operating loss of £3.5m - down from £51m profit - as company spends £100m on legal fees and hacking falloutBy William Turvill | 17 Dec 2014
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.
News of the World features editor Jules Stenson pleads guilty to phone-hacking as Neil Wallis denies offenceBy PA Mediapoint | 12 Dec 2014
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.
How a reporter escaped jail but had their life destroyed for publishing two public interest stories about a killerBy Dominic Ponsford | 12 Dec 2014
Another day at the Old Bailey watching the slow-motion car crash of a journalist's life being destroyed.
By Press Gazette | 11 Dec 2014
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 Dec 2014
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 Dec 2014
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 PA Mediapoint | 21 Nov 2014
The former News of the World editor and Downing Street communications boss left Hollesley Bay, an open prison in Suffolk, this morning.
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.