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Former FIA chairman Max Mosley

French court orders Google to block Max Mosley orgy pictures

Former F1 president Max Mosley has won a ruling in a French court that Google must prevent its search engine from providing links to nine images showing his involvement in a sadomasochist orgy.

Matthew Norman: Press freedom is too crucial to be left to politicians

A day before Lord Justice Leveson passes sentence, Dr Johnson's witticism about the Ritalin-esque qualities of imminent execution seems hopelessly inaccurate. Far from being concentrated wonderfully by the prospect of the noose, my mind finds itself semi-paralysed by a nebulous sense of dread. There, it is hardly alone. The whole industry lives in sickly terror today that his lordship will don the black cap tomorrow, by way of recommending a form of statutory control over the press, and the lure of pre-emptive hysteria is hard to resist.

Max Mosley: Ministers in 'thrall' to Murdoch

Former Formula 1 boss Max Mosley today accused British government of having been "completely in the thrall of" newspaper bosses.

Leading article: Leveson must beware the risk of overkill

The Leveson Inquiry into the press came to life yesterday as Sally Dowler re-lived the moment, eight years ago, when she was given false hope that her missing daughter, Milly, might be alive. She told her husband: "She's picked up her voicemails, Bob. She's alive!" That moment will stand for a long time as a shocking low point in the sometimes murky history of the British press.

Writer Joan Smith arrives to give evidence at the Leveson Inquiry

Joan Smith: There's a camaraderie among those of us who were victims

The 'core participant victim' on the day she gave evidence to the Leveson Inquiry

Evidence may be curtailed as judicial investigation begins into phone-hacking scandal

Fears over curbs on witnesses at Leveson Inquiry

Evidence may be curtailed as judicial investigation begins into phone-hacking scandal

Max Mosley yesterday won £6,000 from News International over a story about his sadomasochistic orgy

Mosley wins in French court over 2008 NOTW sex story

Max Mosley won a partial victory in his fight against tabloid newspapers when a French court awarded him a further €7,000 (£6,000) on top of the record damages of £60,000 he had already won in a UK court over a News of the World story that violated his privacy.

Ian Burrell: Max Mosley takes his crusade against invasion of privacy to France

Viewpoint: Only 3,000 copies of the edition of the News of the World in question were distributed in France and just 1,500 of those were sold

Ian Burrell: How an email 'for Neville' became a turning point

The "for Neville" email was released to News International by lawyers representing Gordon Taylor, chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association, who sued the company for damages in July 2007 after an earlier criminal case had heard that he was a victim of phone-hacking by the paper. That criminal case had led to the jailing of the paper's royal editor Clive Goodman in January 2007. In April 2008, James Murdoch – who had been put in charge of News International as the News Corp chief executive and chairman for Europe and Asia in December 2007 – authorised payment to Taylor, following consultation with the editor of the News of the World, Colin Myler, and the paper's general manager, Tom Crone.

How the answers given to MPs have simply raised more questions

Testimonies from the Murdochs and Brooks on Tuesday still leave key gaps in the story

Dominic Lawson: Who runs the country? Not Murdoch

It's not newspapers nowadays so much as focus groups that political parties use as a proxy for the people as a whole

Plot thickens as veteran lawyer quits News International

Tom Crone knows where many of the bodies are buried, and has been a remarkable Fleet Street lawyer

Independent Voices 5x15: Max Mosley on free speech

Former president of the FIA who brought a case against the UK's privacy laws in the European Court of Human Rights after winning a case against the News of the World, Max Mosley talks about the importance of free speech in the press at the inaugural Independent Voices event.

Independent Voices 5x15: Hacked off with free speech

With phone hacking, injunctions, super-injunctions, libel, the Arab Spring, Twitter privacy and Google in China all high on the public agenda, the issue of Free Speech – and its limits – has never been more pertinent.

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Homeless Veterans charity auction: Cook with Angela Hartnett and Neil Borthwick at Merchants Tavern
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Amir Khan is engaged in a broader battle than attempting to win a fight with Floyd Mayweather
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J Jefferson Farjeon at home in 1953
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Stacey Dooley was the only woman to be nominated in last month’s Grierson awards
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Twitchers see things differently, depending on their gender
scienceNew study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
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Vivienne Westwood and her son Joe Corré deliver an anti-fracking letter to No 10 last week
voicesThe great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
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Caroline Flack became the tenth winner of Strictly Come Dancing
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Xander van der Burgt, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

The male exhibits strange behaviour

A new study shows that birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends...
Diaries of Evelyn Waugh, Virginia Woolf and Noël Coward reveal how they coped with the December blues

Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

Noël Coward parties into the night, Alan Clark bemoans the cost of servants, Evelyn Waugh ponders his drinking…
From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore: A prodigal daughter has a breakthrough

A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

The story was published earlier this month in 'Poor Souls' Light: Seven Curious Tales'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef creates an Italian-inspired fish feast for Christmas Eve

Bill Granger's Christmas Eve fish feast

Bill's Italian friends introduced him to the Roman Catholic custom of a lavish fish supper on Christmas Eve. Here, he gives the tradition his own spin…
Liverpool vs Arsenal: Brendan Rodgers is fighting for his reputation

Rodgers fights for his reputation

Liverpool manager tries to stay on his feet despite waves of criticism
Amir Khan: 'The Taliban can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'

Amir Khan attacks the Taliban

'They can threaten me but I must speak out... innocent kids, killed over nothing. It’s sick in the mind'
Michael Calvin: Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Sepp Blatter is my man of the year in sport. Bring on 2015, quick