José Mourinho fined £25,000 for alleging ‘campaign’ against Chelsea – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2015 in fines, media, news, penalties, professional conduct, regulations, sport by tracey

‘José Mourinho has been fined £25,000 and warned as to his future conduct by the Football Association after claiming a “campaign” was being mounted against Chelsea in the wake of last month’s draw at Southampton, though the manager has avoided a touchline ban for the comments.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2015

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High Court sanctions claimant for failing to update budget – Litigtation Futures

Posted January 28th, 2015 in civil procedure rules, costs, delay, media, news, sanctions by tracey

‘A claimant’s failure to update his budget in advance of an unplanned preliminary hearing has led a High Court judge to rule that “every assumption” would be made against him in assessing the costs.’

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Litigation Futures, 28th January 2015

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High court blocks second phone-hacking claims brought by John Leslie and Jeff Brazier – The Guardian

Posted January 28th, 2015 in conspiracy, corruption, costs, damages, interception, media, news, telecommunications, time limits by tracey

‘Mr Justice Mann rules that settlements reached in first claims for damages against News of the World publisher barred new actions from former TV personalities.’

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The Guardian, 27th January 2015

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Cilla Black among stars to settle phone hacking claims for ‘substantial’ damages – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in compensation, interception, media, news, privacy, telecommunications by sally

‘Cilla Black is among the latest group of celebrities to settle phone hacking claims for “substantial” damages with the publisher of the Mirror titles, the high court has heard.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2015

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Juror in trial of Sun journalists discharged due to ‘pressure and stress’ – The Guardian

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in corruption, juries, media, news by sally

‘A juror in the trial of four Sun journalists has been discharged from his duties because of the “pressure and stress” of deliberations.’

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The Guardian, 21st January 2015

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Prison officer admits selling Jon Venables details to the Sun – BBC News

Posted January 21st, 2015 in media, news, prison officers, privacy, professional conduct by sally

‘A prison officer has pleaded guilty to selling information about one of James Bulger’s killers to the Sun newspaper.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2015

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Operation Elveden: Journalists cleared in Sun trial – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2015 in conspiracy, corruption, media, misfeasance in public office, news, police by tracey

‘Four journalists have been cleared of plotting to pay officials while working at the Sun newspaper.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2015

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Football ‘spot-fixing’ case dropped – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2015 in evidence, fraud, gambling, media, news, prosecutions, sport by sally

‘The case against 13 footballers investigated over alleged spot-fixing has been dropped due to “insufficient evidence”, the CPS has said.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2015

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Ofcom deals blow to Greens’ election debate hopes – but boosts Ukip’s – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2015 in elections, media, news, political parties by sally

‘Ofcom, the broadcast regulator, has declared that the Green party does not have sufficient support to qualify for “major party status” in the general election, but Ukip may have.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2015

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Wellers’ child privacy case: Peers urged to change law – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2015 in children, families, media, news, photography, privacy by tracey

‘Parliament has been urged to make it illegal to publish photos of children without their parents’ consent. It follows a campaign by the wife of the rock star Paul Weller, who won a high court battle last year over unpixelated photos of their children published by a newspaper website.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2015

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EastEnders cleared of breaching Ofcom rules – BBC News

Posted January 6th, 2015 in BBC, codes of practice, complaints, media, news, ombudsmen by sally

‘Media watchdog Ofcom has cleared the BBC of breaching broadcasting rules over a rape storyline, which prompted complaints from the public.’

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BBC News, 5th January 2015

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Sun journalists set for trial on charges of paying public officials for stories – The Guardian

Posted January 6th, 2015 in armed forces, corruption, media, news by sally

‘A panel of 24 potential jurors has been selected in the trial of four senior journalists at the Sun accused of paying public officials for stories.’

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The Guardian, 5th January 2014

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Commons watchdog will publish names of MPs facing expenses investigation – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 16th, 2014 in disclosure, expenses, media, news, parliament, privacy, private hearings by tracey

‘IPSA will name MPs who face investigation into their expenses, but they will be able to have the hearings in private.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th December 2014

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Sun journalist Nick Parker cleared of misconduct – BBC News

‘A Sun reporter has been cleared of aiding and abetting misconduct in a public office, but convicted of handling an MP’s stolen mobile phone.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2014

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The truth about the porn law changes – The Guardian

Posted December 4th, 2014 in media, news, pornography by sally

‘The film board isn’t interested in putting blanket bans on acts such as breath restriction or urination – context is always considered.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2014

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A long list of sex acts just got banned in UK porn – The Independent

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in media, news, pornography by sally

‘Pornography produced in the UK was quietly censored today through an amendment to the 2003 Communications Act, and the measures appear to take aim at female pleasure.’

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The Independent, 2nd December 2014

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Ched Evans rape debate: Ofcom to investigate BBC DJ’s comments – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2014 in complaints, media, news, rape by tracey

‘The UK media regulator has launched an investigation into comments made by BBC Radio Norfolk DJ Nick Conrad during a discussion about convicted rapist Ched Evans.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2014

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Speech by Master of the Rolls: Criticising Judges: Fair game or off-limits? – Judiciary of England and Wales

Posted December 1st, 2014 in freedom of expression, judiciary, media, speeches by tracey

‘The Master of the Rolls gave the Third Annual BAILII Lecture on 27 November 2014.’

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Judiciary of England and Wales, 28th November 2014

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Police face legal action for snooping on journalists – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2014 in data protection, investigatory powers, media, news, police, stop and search by tracey

‘A group of journalists has launched a legal action against Scotland Yard after discovering that the Metropolitan police has been recording their professional activities on a secret database designed to monitor so-called domestic extremists.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2014

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Paul O’Grady settles News of the World phone hacking claim – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 20th, 2014 in interception, media, news, telecommunications by tracey

‘Paul O’Grady, the television personality, has settled his phone hacking claim for “substantial” damages. A judge heard that News Group Newspapers, publisher of the now defunct News of the World newspaper, accepted that his “voicemail messages were intercepted and that there has been a misuse of his private information”. The announcement was made during a hearing at the High Court in London.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th November 2014

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