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Sun's Vince Soodin is a 'diligent, hard working and decent journalist...He is not a criminal', court toldBy Dominic Ponsford | 01 Oct 2014
How can there be a conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office when only one person has been charged with conspiracy? This was the question posed to the jury as lawyer for Sun reporter Vince Soodin (pictured: PA) summed up the defence yesterday. With Soodin sat in the dock at the Old B
'That someone is a nice guy is not a defence...he knew what he was doing', trial of Sun's Vince Soodin toldBy Dominic Ponsford | 30 Sep 2014
“That someone is unquestionably a nice guy is not a defence”, said prosecutor Peter Wright QC has he began his closing speech in the trial of Sun journalist Vince Soodin. The newspaper’s online news editor, 39, is charged with conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office and it is alleged t
'These are dark times for the British press,' says Sun reporter as he denies 'cultivating' police sourceBy William Turvill | 29 Sep 2014
A Sun reporter told the Old Bailey “these are dark times for the British press” while defending himself against the allegation of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office by paying a Sussex Police sergeant £500 for a story tip. Vince Soodin, 39, denied “cultivating” James Bowes, who he
Sun reporter accused of corrupting policeman rejected story from same source about colleague using GrindrBy William Turvill and Press Association | 29 Sep 2014
A Sun reporter has told how he turned down a story from a police source who claimed a colleague was a user of an app which connects gay and bi-sexual men. Vince Soodin, 39, is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office by paying Sussex Police Sergeant
By PA Mediapoint | 24 Sep 2014
Vince Soodin, 39, is on trial at the Old Bailey accused of giving Sussex Police sergeant James Bowes £500 in exchange for story tips.
By PA Mediapoint and Press Gazette | 24 Sep 2014
A third prosecution has collapsed because of concerns about evidence provided by Sun reporter Mazher Mahmood.
Police are seizing journalists' phone records 'without compunction...it's completely illegal', says leading media law QCBy William Turvill | 24 Sep 2014
A leading media lawyer has said that police use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to secretly obtain journalists' phone records is "completely illegal" and that he knows of "a couple of cases" where it has happened.
By William Turvill | 23 Sep 2014
Mitchell, Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield, filed a claim for up to £150,000 last March after The Sun claimed in a September 2012 front page story that he had called police "fucking plebs" after they wouldn't let him wheel his bicycle through the gates of Downing Street.
By PA Mediapoint | 18 Sep 2014
Paul Randall, 49, found out the model was at a Westminster police station where he worked on 25 October 2006 and rang the tabloid newspaper which dispatched a photographer to the scene.
Met Police says it does not keep track of times it has used RIPA to obtain journalists' phone recordsBy William Turvill | 18 Sep 2014
The Metropolitan Police does not appear to know how many times it has seized the phone records of journalists and news organisations.
By PA Media Lawyer | 12 Sep 2014
Mahmood, known as "the fake sheikh", who is currently suspended from The Sun, came under scrutiny earlier this year with the collapse of the trial of singer Tulisa Contostavlos for alleged involvement in a drug deal.
Scottish Sun condemns 'insulting' and 'inept' pro-Unionist parties as Murdoch signals backing for independenceBy Dominic Ponsford | 10 Sep 2014
The Scottish Sun today condemned the “pro-Unionist parties” as its owner gave the strongest hint yet that he backed Scottish independence.
By Dominic Ponsford | 10 Sep 2014
News Corp proprietor Rupert Murdoch said today that he would like to ditch Page Three topless photos from The Sun.
By Dominic Ponsford | 05 Sep 2014
The Government’s surveillance watchdog appeared to suggest last night that police use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to spy on journalists may have been unlawful.
By Dominic Ponsford | 04 Sep 2014
Campaign group Liberty joined the chorus condemnation over police spying on journalists’ phone records as more evidence emerged of "intrusive surveillance" by UK law enforcement against journalists.
Met says seizure of journalists' phone records to identify Plebgate sources was 'appropriate and lawful'By Dominic Ponsford | 03 Sep 2014
The Met Police has confirmed that it obtained journalists’ telecoms records under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act without recourse to a judge.
By Dominic Ponsford | 02 Sep 2014
Sun publisher News UK is to ask a Government watchdog how many times police have spied on journalists’ phone records and what guidance he intends to give.
By Dominic Ponsford | 02 Sep 2014
A police report yesterday detailed how journalists’ telephone records were seized in order to track down the whistleblowers who revealed former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell’s altercation with officers outside 10 Downing Street.
By William Turvill | 29 Aug 2014
Current 3am editor, Clemmie Moodie, is moving to become features editor across the Mirror titles. She will be replaced by Ashleigh Rainbird as editor.
By Dominic Ponsford | 26 Aug 2014
News UK has settled a legal claim brought by a woman working in PR who sued for breach for privacy after her stolen mobile phone was handed in to The Sun.