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The not-for-profit journalism group dragged into the row over the Newsnight report that led to Lord McAlpine being wrongly exposed as a paedophile has said it had had no control over the story but admitted failings over a decision to second one of its reporters to the BBC.

ITV pays out £125,000 to Lord McAlpine over This Morning 'paedophile list' fiasco

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