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By PA Mediapoint | 20 Nov 2014
Gillian Weatherley, who was dismissed for gross misconduct in April after a disciplinary panel found her to be a "thoroughly dishonest and incredible witness", was on duty on the Downing Street gates in September 2012 when Mitchell tried to cycle through.
Clodagh Hartley trial jury asked: 'Do we want a press that simply regurgitates press releases from Government?'By Court News UK | 20 Nov 2014
The freedom of the press is at stake after a Sun reporter was dragged through the courts for “doing her job”, the Old Bailey heard today.
By Court News UK | 20 Nov 2014
Jamie Pyatt, 51, the newspaper's Thames Valley district reporter, said a succession of sixth form pupils sold him tales of the latest scandal from the private boarding school.
Clodagh Hartley trial told: 'This is not Watergate or Wikileaks, it is easy money for lazy journalism'By Court News UK | 20 Nov 2014
The trial of a reporter accused of paying a government official for stories 'is not about The Sun newspaper as an institution', the Old Bailey heard.
Sun's Jamie Pyatt tells court falsifying expenses was 'the culture, it was what everybody in Fleet Street did'By Court News UK | 20 Nov 2014
Sun journalist Jamie Pyatt told Kingston Crown Court said Sun reporters routinely fiddled their expenses as compensation for working long hours in a tough environment.
Second Plebgate Pc says Mitchell was 'extremely irritated' and describes 'Mexican stand off' at Downing StreetBy PA Mediapoint | 19 Nov 2014
The "Plebgate" row was "just a quirky incident with a gentleman on a bicycle who had the hump", the High Court has heard.
By PA Mediapoint | 19 Nov 2014
The police officer at the centre of "Plebgate" has denied at the High Court that the words he attributed to former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell were an "invention". Mitchell's QC, James Price, challenged Pc Toby Rowland that he gave his version of their September
By Court News UK | 19 Nov 2014
Ronnie Wood's Russian lover sold her story after he burned her with a cigarette, dragged her across the pavement and choked her in the street, the Old Bailey heard.
Media prof Greenslade tells Clodagh Hartley trial: Leaks are 'lifeblood' of political journalism in UKBy PA Mediapoint | 19 Nov 2014
Government leaks are the "lifeblood" of political journalism in Britain, media commentator Roy Greenslade (pic: The Guardian) told the trial of a Sun reporter today.
Chris Pharo tells Sun six trial: 'It's the nature of tabloid journalism to claim you have sources in public bodies'By Court News UK | 19 Nov 2014
Pharo yesterday denied knowing that a Broadmoor healthcare assistant, an alleged contact of reporter Jamie Pyatt, was a public official.
Sun reporter Nick Parker paid police and prison officers for stories and 'handled' MP's stolen phone, court toldBy PA Mediapoint | 18 Nov 2014
A reporter with the Sun newspaper paid a police officer and a prison officer for stories and kept a stolen phone overnight to check out its contents, a court heard today.
By Court News UK | 18 Nov 2014
The 40-year-old is accused of arranging payments of £17,475 to senior press officer Jonathan Hall over a period spanning more than three years, in exchange for tips.
Chris Pharo tells court: 'It was way above my pay grade to get involved in where cash payments were going'By Court News UK | 18 Nov 2014
Chris Pharo (pictured, Reuters), 45, the head of news, said he did not ask where stories had come from because he was too junior to "police" the newsroom.
Nothing changed at The Sun after Rebekah admitted paying police in 2003, she approved all payments - court toldBy Court News UK | 18 Nov 2014
Sun head of news Chris Pharo said he was shocked when then Sun editor Rebekah Brooks admitted paying police officers when she appeared before MPs in 2003.
Sun's Chris Pharo tells court he spent 'half my working life' in Rebekah Brooks' office getting payments approvedBy Court News UK | 17 Nov 2014
Chris Pharo, 45, said Brooks, who edited the paper for six years between 2003 and 2009, had the final say on vast amounts of payments made by the tabloid paper.
Police 'web of lies' led to 'vitriolic press campaign' against Andrew Mitchell, Plebgate trial hearsBy PA Mediapoint | 17 Nov 2014
James Price QC was opening Mitchell's libel action against News Group Newspapers (NGN) over a September 2012 story in The Sun which the MP says meant that he was guilty of launching a grossly offensive and arrogant attack at Downing Street police officers two days earlier, branding them "f
Plebgate libel trial begins as Andrew Mitchell seeks damages from The Sun over 'grossly offensive' front pageBy Press Gazette | 17 Nov 2014
Plebgate reaches the High Court today when a libel judge will investigate the Downing Street encounter between former Government chief whip Andrew Mitchell and Pc Toby Rowland.
By PA Mediapoint | 14 Nov 2014
Six journalists and senior staff at The Sun accused of corrupting public officials have been cleared of an "overarching" conspiracy.
'I thought sources would be protected': Tearful Sun reporter Hartley tells court she will not return to journalismBy William Turvill and Court News UK | 14 Nov 2014
Hartley, 40, is accused of arranging payments of £17,475 to HMRC press officer Jonathan Hall over more than three years in exchange for stories.
Clodagh Hartley tells how senior colleague thought editor 'didn't have the balls' to run Budget leak story in fullBy Court News UK | 13 Nov 2014
Sun Whitehall editor Clodagh Hartley told a court today how a senior colleague told her former editor Dominic Mohan "didn't have the balls" to run a Budget leak story in full.