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York Press editor leaves after 13 years as Newsquest merges daily's operations with Bradford's Telegraph and Argus22 Dec 2014
Press editor Steve Hughes is to leave the after 13 years on 9 January.
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 claiming they have no prospect of success. But that argument has been rejected by Judge Brian Doyle. He said in a judgment seen by Press Gazette: “Are the claims vexatious or an abuse of process? I do not accept that these claims are being pursued with no expectation of success.”
19 Dec 2014
Released earlier this month by the Home Office, the draft has been widely criticised for saying that police should continue to be allowed to access journalists’ phone records without any outside approval.
Journalists to vote on Guardian editorship, but Scott Trust 'retains right to choose candidate irrespective of result'19 Dec 2014
The title today reports that the process will include an “indicative ballot which would guarantee the winner a place on the shortlist for the job”.
Popstar Cheryl's publicity-shy husband wins privacy damages from second celebrity magazine since July marriage19 Dec 2014
The publicity-shy husband of popstar Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (pictured, Reuters) has won damages from Heat, the second magazine he has sued in recent months.
19 Dec 2014
The free Burton Advertiser, a sister title to the Burton Mail, published its last edition this week.
19 Dec 2014
Belfast Telegraph editor Mike Gilson has moved to take over the Argus newspaper in Brighton.
18 Dec 2014
Costing £3.99, the title was last audited by ABC in the year to June 2012, when its circulation was 9,287.
18 Dec 2014
Last month, Graham Johnson, 46, pleaded guilty at Westminster Magistrates' Court to intercepting communications in the course of transmission without lawful authority.
News Corp records operating loss of £3.5m - down from £51m profit - as company spends £100m on legal fees and hacking fallout17 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.
16 Dec 2014
Journalists from the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, The Journal and The Sunday Sun have been barred from attending matches at Newcastle and press conferences since October 2013.
16 Dec 2014
The motion, which also threatens industrial action, was passed to oppose compulsory redundancies as the publisher plans to cut four photographer roles down to one full-time equivalent on its Worcester titles.
15 Dec 2014
The revelation came as the force disclosed figures showing that an estimated 67 public officials have been “dealt” with under Operation Elveden into media leaks.
12 Dec 2014
BBC News has 321 editors, according to information released under the Freedom of Information Act.
Nick Clegg tells Home Office: 'Police should have to seek a sign off from the judge before they go after journalists'12 Dec 2014
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has told Theresa May police must be forced to seek judicial approval before grabbing journalists’ phone records under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.
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.
10 Dec 2014
Rusbridger announced this afternoon he is to take up the role of chair of the Scott Trust, which owns the newspaper group, in 2016.
As Sun condemns state's 'declaration of war' on journalists, Press Gazette FoIs reveal 60 Government leak probes09 Dec 2014
Five central Government departments have disclosed 60 press leak investigations in recent years.
08 Dec 2014
The newspaper reported last month that UKIP leader Nigel Farage was facing questions from the Met over claims that a woman alleged to be his former lover, Annabelle Fuller, falsely accused Conservative MP Andrew Bridgen of sexual assault.
News UK in legal bid to recover journalistic material after Met Police claimed right to 'unfettered access'08 Dec 2014
The publisher of The Sun, Times and Sunday Times is challenging the Met's assertion that they are "entitled to unfettered access to journalistic material".