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'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.
Reporter's email said: 'Can I bung £250 to the policeman and £250 to the soldier?', Sun six trial toldBy Court News UK | 22 Oct 2014
The journalist made a number of expense claims for a "Surrey police contact" who handed over photographs and scoops, the court heard.
'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.
Sun six trial told how Peter Sutcliffe and spree killer Daniel Gonzalez stories leaked from BroadmoorBy Court News UK | 21 Oct 2014
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.
Sun reporter appears in South African court as Dewani trial told of £25,000 stories deal with male escortBy William Turvill | 21 Oct 2014
Dewani’s wife, Anni, was shot dead after a taxi she was sharing with her husband was hijacked in Cape Town on 13 November 2010 where they were on their honeymoon.
'We didn't get it right': Sun to give 'especial consideration' to child front pages after 'devil boy' IPSO complaintBy William Turvill and Press Association | 21 Oct 2014
The story, from 29 July, was brought to the attention of the new press regulator by Conservative MP Dr Sarah Wollaston.
By PA Mediapoint | 20 Oct 2014
A "mole hunt" was conducted at the high security psychiatric hospital to find where the tip-offs which led to exclusive stories in the newspaper were coming from, Kingston Crown Court was told.
By William Turvill | 17 Oct 2014
Accessing the phone records of The Sun was “the very first thing” the Metropolitan Police did in its investigation into Plebgate, a lawyer for the paper has revealed.
By PA Mediapoint | 16 Oct 2014
The group of editors and reporters bought confidential information about members of the Royal Family, celebrities, notorious inmates, "the famous, not so famous and the infamous", Kingston Crown Court heard.
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.
'I do not blame the media for my downfall': Brooks Newmark to resign as MP after Sun 'text and sell story'By Dominic Ponsford | 13 Oct 2014
Brooks Newmark has resigned as an MP after The Sun on Sunday revealed he was having a two-year extra-marital affair.
Trial of six Sun journalists accused of paying public officials set to start at Kingston Crown CourtBy PA Mediapoint | 13 Oct 2014
Six journalists and senior newspaper executives are going on trial accused of plotting with public officials in pursuit of exclusive stories at The Sun newspaper over nine years.
Guardian, Independent and Times join Mail on Sunday, Sun and Daily Telegraph in condemning RIPA use against journalistsBy William Turvill | 08 Oct 2014
The Guardian (editor Alan Rusbridger pictured, Reuters) has become the third national newspaper to condemn the use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act against journalists in its editorial.
Former Lord Chancellor Falconer says police were wrong to use RIPA to identify Sun and Mail on Sunday sourcesBy Dominic Ponsford | 07 Oct 2014
Former Lord Chancellor Charles Falconer has said the police were wrong to use the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to seize phone records and identify sources of The Sun and Mail on Sunday.
By William Turvill | 06 Oct 2014
According to The Mail on Sunday, David Axon is suing the MoD for £300,000 after a press officer allegedly sold the story for £5,000 in December 2004. He claimed that as a result of the leak his “reputation [was] sullied in the national press”.
By William Turvill | 06 Oct 2014
The newspaper's editorial today condemns the use of RIPA to out journalists' sources, after it emerged that The Mail on Sunday has also been targeted.
By William Turvill | 03 Oct 2014
Three MPs, a media law expert and a press freedom campaigner have questioned the decision to retry Sun reporter Vince Soodin.
By Dominic Ponsford | 02 Oct 2014
An Old Bailey jury has been dismissed after they failed to agree on a verdict in the case against Sun reporter Vince Soodin.
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?
'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