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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has apologised after he claimed a Canadian reporter was “lurking” around his house, climbing his fences and taking photos of his children.

Conrad Black given hope of early release

The imprisoned press baron Conrad Black has been given a sliver of hope in his long and belligerent campaign to clear his name, after the US Supreme Court ruled that the jury that convicted him of fraud were given faulty instructions.

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Desmond loses libel action over Black

Newspaper owner Richard Desmond today lost his libel action over claims that he abused his position to pursue a vendetta against Conrad Black.

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Black speaks up for Desmond in libel case

The disgraced press baron Conrad Black gave evidence in support of his former business rival Richard Desmond yesterday – despite being incarcerated in a Florida prison.

Stephen Glover: David Montgomery's surrender doesn't mean that the press has lost the war

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Police drop cash-for-amendments probe

Scotland Yard will not launch a formal investigation into the cash-for-amendments affair, it was announced today.

Richard Ingrams’s Week: This is the worst time for a third runway at Heathrow

There is something very odd about the great third runway debate. The Government, supported by all kinds of business and City interests, insists that Heathrow has to expand as a matter of emergency. At the same time the industry is in a state of crisis with falling numbers of passengers, staff being laid off and in some cases national carriers going bust.

Stephen Glover: Put that revolver away, these may be hard times but Mr Murdoch sees a rainbow...

It is very easy for anyone working in newspapers at the moment to sink into a near-suicidal depression. Last week was about as bad as could be, with several newspapers groups announcing redundancies.

Conrad Black fraud conviction is upheld

Conrad Black, the former proprietor of The Daily Telegraph, has lost his appeal against convictions for fraud and obstructing the course of justice. The disgraced peer is serving six-and-a-half years after he was convicted 12 months ago of defrauding investors in his media empire, Hollinger International.

Revealed: Deedes' damning view of the Barclay brothers

The late Lord Deedes has launched a vitriolic attack from beyond the grave on the current owners of The Daily Telegraph, where he spent 12 years as editor. Deedes, who was also a former Conservative cabinet minister, died in August last year, aged 94, still employed by the paper. Yet he was so disillusioned following the arrival in 2004 of the reclusive Barclay brothers, Sir David and Sir Frederick, as owners, that he considered resigning, believing the new regime to be "a stinking mob" and "bullying".

Defiant Conrad Black starts life as a prisoner

Defiant and bombastic to the last, Conrad Black hurled Churchillian rhetoric at his accusers yesterday before bidding farewell to his wife, Barbara Amiel, and surrendering to authorities at the largest penitentiary in the United States.

Conrad Black set to be jailed

The disgraced former media baron Conrad Black is expected to report to a Florida prison by 2pm on Monday as inmate number 18330-424 after appearing to lose all hope of at least deferring his prison sentence for committing financial fraud while head of Hollinger International.

Black sent to jail after last appeal for bail is denied

The former newspaper baron Conrad Black was denied bail by a US federal appeals court yesterday and ordered to go to prison on Monday. Black, 62, convicted of defrauding the shareholders of his Hollinger International empire, had sought bail on the grounds that there was a strong possibility his conviction would be reversed. Black's two co-defendants, Peter Atkinson and John Boultbee, were granted bail while appealing against their sentences. But the judge said there was no realistic chance of any appeals court overturning one conviction that applied to Black only and not Atkinson or Boultbee.

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