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Andrew Mitchell files amended Plebgate libel claim form: Sun should have known police 'had a serious axe to grind'31 Oct 2014
Former chief whip Andrew Mitchell said it should have been “obvious” to The Sun that police officers who leaked the Plebgate story “had a serious axe to grind in wanting to smear a Government Minister”. The Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield is suing over the September 2012 story and, in his latest submission to the court, described the newspaper’s defence as “manifestly unsustainable and doomed to fail”.
31 Oct 2014
A police force has said it would not give consideration to whether someone was a journalist when making a Regulation of Investigatory Powers request for their phone records.
25 jobs set to be lost across Newsquest's Oxfordshire and Wiltshire division as part of subbing hub move30 Oct 2014
Newsquest's Oxford Mail and Oxford Times are set to axe 20 journalists as part of a subbing hub move.
30 Oct 2014
Last week, Press Gazette revealed that 55 journalists – 10 per cent of the Telegraph’s editorial staff – are set to lose their jobs in the latest round of cuts.
30 Oct 2014
Press Gazette has repeatedly asked all the forces concerned with the other leak inquiries about RIPA use against journalists in these historic, closed, investigations and has met with a wall of silence on the issue.
Johnston Press to merge Scotsman, Scotland on Sunday and Edinburgh Evening News with up to 45 jobs thought to be at risk29 Oct 2014
The restructure will see Scotsman and Scotland on Sunday editor Ian Stewart take on the role of editorial director of parent company, The Scotsman Publications Ltd.
29 Oct 2014
A former regional newspaper journalist believes a council spied on her meeting with local authority staff under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act in order to "scupper" her investigations.
29 Oct 2014
Lord Strasburger received support from peers across all three major political parties for his Save Our Sources amendment, which was debated in the House of Lords last night.
28 Oct 2014
Publisher Martin Clarke said Mail Online is to “start sending reporters to the biggest world stories wherever they happen in the globe”.
Former BBC News website editor Pete Clifton named new Press Association editor-in-chief ahead of Jonathan Grun departure28 Oct 2014
He will be tasked with leading the “continuing transformation of the agency into a digital-focused multi-platform news and information business”.
Publisher buys book on former News of the World chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck's 'sensational scoops'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.
28 Oct 2014
In 2013, advertising expenditure on national news products was £1.45bn, down 5.7 per cent year on year. The report forecasts that 2014 will see another decrease in spending, down 2.8 per cent. But 1 per cent growth is forecast for 2015.
News in brief: Sunday Herald gets 64 per cent circulation boost after backing Yes vote, new Express deputy chairman, social media journalist 'murdered' in Mexico27 Oct 2014
The only newspaper in Scotland to back the Yes vote for independence in last month's referendum, the Sunday Herald, saw its average circulation increase by 64 per cent year on year in September.
Sunday Express apologises to Mike Tindall after High Court privacy action over 'marriage blip' allegations27 Oct 2014
The Express Newspapers title published an apology to the former England rugby captain after alleging a “blip” in his relationship with his wife, Zara Phillips, the Queen’s granddaughter.
BBC's Sir Cliff Richard 'leak' investigated by Met department that grabbed Sun phone records under RIPA24 Oct 2014
Met Police assistant commissioner Martin Hewett wrote to the chair of the committee, Keith Vaz MP, to say that the Directorate of Professional Standards was investigating the allegation that the BBC’s story had come from an Operation Yewtree.
22 Oct 2014
Local World has announced plans to launch a new weekly newspaper to rival Johnston Press in Grantham, Lincolnshire.
21 Oct 2014
According to the NUJ, deputy team leader Clare Hoppett and listings producer Kath Haigh reached an agreement with the company, PM81, shortly before a full employment tribunal was due to begin.
21 Oct 2014
In four of the last five months of ABC circulation figures, The Times has been the best performing title in terms of year-on-year performance.
Boris Johnson asked by London Assembly to make police seek 'judicial approval' to view journalist call records21 Oct 2014
Johnson told the London Press Club Ball on 9 October that “we are going to have to insist in future the police will not be able to see a journalist’s phone records without some kind of prior judicial approval”.
Sun reporter appears in South African court as Dewani trial told of £25,000 stories deal with male escort21 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.