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The Chritsian group The Core Issues Trust has accused Boris Johnson of banning the advert for political gain

Naomi Campbell won substantial damages and an apology from The Daily Telegraph in January

Defamation cases brought against media companies fall sharply

The High Court drama of the big libel hearing is becoming a rarity. New research shows there has been a sharp fall in the number of cases for defamation brought against media companies, despite a succession of press scandals and Parliament's demand for a new regulator of the newspaper industry.

Lloyd Blankfein, Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs Group

Never on a Saturday: Goldman Sachs, the bank famous for expecting graduates to work 100-hour weeks, tells staff to have a weekend - but that doesn't include Sunday

Some City analysts have questioned whether the new rules were a response to the death of a 21-year-old Merrill Lynch intern this summer

BBC listener complains after Bacon refuses refund

A listener complained when he failed to get a licence fee refund after Richard Bacon said he would reimburse anyone who did not like an interview.

Coming out, and out, and out again

Transgender felt like a negative label. I drafted and redrafted before posting the Facebook status and changing my name. Everybody knew. It was a huge relief.

Katy Perry's album declared a biohazard in Australia due to seed giveaway

The singer's number one album Prism risks damaging delicate ecology

A historic image of Pembroke College's rugby player's in action, from Rugby Football Club's homepage

“Free Pussy” Oxford college rugby club banned from competing

Pembroke College's rugby captain steps down as club is banned and relegated for controversial drink-spiking email

Anonymous employees reveal the worst thing about working for Google

A Quora thread asking 'What’s the worst part about working at Google?' has provided fascinating insights into the world's most ambitious tech company

Twitter introduces feature to receive direct messages from people you don't follow

Twitter has introduced a new feature which means you can receive direct messages from any of your followers - even if you don't follow them back.

Hacked off: What happened when the Syrian Electronic Army attempted a cyber attack on The Independent?

Last week The Independent was victim of a cyber-attack by the Syrian Electronic Army. Luckily, our defence was strong. But what did they want from us anyway?

Katie Price is due to divorce second husband Alex Reid today

Katie Price settles phone-hacking claim

Katie Price has settled her phone-hacking damages action at the High Court.

Dominic Cummings is to quit his job and open up a new free school

Michael Gove's controversial adviser Dominic Cummings 'quits to open new free school'

He has gained reputation as ruthless and passionate advocate of Education Secretary's reforms

Jeremy Hunt has said that there is a 'clear link' between the healthcare watchdog's failure to report and pressure from Mr Burnham's department in 2009

Jeremy Hunt stands firm after Andy Burnham issues legal threat over NHS 'cover up' row

The opposition party says the Health Secretary has engaged in a baseless smear campaign against shadow minister Andy Burnham

Capitol Hill lockdown: Police shoot and kill female driver who refused to stop close to White House

Young child that was a passenger in the car uninjured, say officials

Enemies of the the Daily Mail discover new strength in numbers

In standing up for his father’s reputation, Ed Miliband has set a new tone in relations between public figures and the most aggressive elements of the press.

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