Sun Six Trial: Reporter never wrote story for which he sought £300 cash to pay prison officer, Court hears – Martin Hickman

9 12 2014

John TroupA Sun reporter never wrote a story for which he asked a manager for £300 cash to pay a prison officer, he told a court today. John Troup told The Sun Six Trial that “on the balance of probabilities” he believed his colleague Simon Hughes – who is not on trial – wrote the story about a hanging at HMP Whitemoor.

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Sun ‘Mobile Phone’ Trial: Nick Parker guilty of handling stolen goods, not guilty of aiding and abetting misconduct in public office

9 12 2014

Nick ParkerA senior reporter for the Sun newspaper, Nick Parker, was found guilty today of handling stolen goods after he accessed messages from a Labour MP’s mobile phone. Read the rest of this entry »





News: Home Affairs Select Committee says RIPA is not fit for purpose – Eurydice Cote

9 12 2014

gchq1The Home Affairs Committee (HAC) has now published its report on the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA). The chairman of the committee, Keith Vaz, has announced that: Read the rest of this entry »





Press needs a regulator to protect itself and the rest of us – Angela Phillips

9 12 2014

News of the World Final EditionWhen the News of the World newspaper closed in 2011, in the wake of the phone hacking scandal, its editor, Colin Myler, said: “I know we produce a paper to be proud of.” To prove the point, the paper’s final edition was covered with front page exclusives, many of them the work of Mazher Mahmood: the Fake Sheik. Read the rest of this entry »