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It is a curious phenomenon, that those who purport to love the Royals wilfully inflict so much misery upon them

Evgeny Lebedev, chairman of IPL, centre, managing director Andrew Mullins, left, and Independent editor Chris Blackhurst, right, yesterday

PCC is damaging genuine journalism, Lebedev tells MPs

The press in Britain is under-regulated but over-legislated, damaging genuine investigative journalism but allowing scandals like phone hacking to go undetected, the proprietor of The Independent told Parliament yesterday.

Leveson Inquiry: Editors cautious on 'privacy list'

Celebrity magazine editors gave a cautious welcome today to a proposal for an official register of famous people who want to remain private.

The former next leader of the Conservative Party award: Jeremy Hunt for his impersonation of a rabbit caught in the headlights when Hackgate was unfolding all around him

State press regulation is wrong, says Jeremy Hunt

State regulation of the press would be "completely the wrong direction to go" but there must be a way to ensure all newspapers sign up to any body that replaces the current system, the Culture Secretary said today.

Ian Burrell: 'Son of PCC' may not be enough to clean up Fleet Street

So how effective might it be, this new press watchdog, this "Son of PCC" as William Lewis, the former editor of The Daily Telegraph, was anxious to name it?

Richard Desmond, left, on Paul Dacre, right: 'He’s living in the past. He sells his paper on giving away M&S vouchers'

'A hypocrite! He lives in the fifties!' A tale of two feuding press barons

Express owner objects to Mail boss who 'wants to kill me' sitting in judgement on him on his media peers

Welsh tell MP to lighten up over race 'slur'

Referring a writer to the police for attacking the language is over the top, they say

Now Trinity Mirror feels the hacking heat

Shareholders to quiz chief executive Sly Bailey after claims by former employee prompt inquiry. Richard Northedge reports

Beleaguered head of press watchdog to stand down

The peer who presided over the now-discredited Press Complaints Commission (PCC) report into phone hacking at the News of the World is to stand down from the watchdog.

Miliband says Murdoch's men are as bad as expenses MPs

Ed Miliband will mount a new attack on the Murdoch empire today, bracketing its executives with expenses fiddling MPs and reckless bankers as examples of a "responsibility deficit". The Labour leader will also call for a tougher Press Complaints Commission in a speech at the KMPG office.

Brian Cathcart: If a press regulator is to have teeth, it must be backed by law

Ask yourself: how often does my paper publish libel? How frank is it about mistakes it makes?

PM signals end of Press Complaints Commission

The Prime Minister sounded the death knell of the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) today.

David Cameron promises action on hacking

Prime Minister David Cameron today promised action to "get to the bottom" of the phone hacking scandal but said it was not just about the press but about the police and "about how politics works too".

Key events in phone-hacking scandal

A scandal uncovered five years ago today resulted in the demise of Britain's best-selling newspaper after 168 years. Here are the key developments in the News of the World phone-hacking story:

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