News Lord Justice Leveson: After such a painstaking inquiry, perhaps bemused that his recommendations were not implemented in full. But unlikely to be too concerned, as he is currently in Australia.

The Press Complaints Commission might be doomed but it is dealing with a rise in complaints amid the furious political negotiations over the future regulation of newspapers in the wake of the Leveson inquiry.

Credo: Ronan Keating

'When I look in the mirror, I see someone who's caught up with his age'

Samantha Brick

Exclusive: Samantha Brick says 'it was never my intention to brag' in Daily Mail beauty article that caused Twitter storm

Samantha Brick tells The Independent’s Liam O'Brien all about the Daily Mail article that caused a Twitter storm yesterday. Here is a transcript of part of their conversation.

Ian Burrell: Never has the Mail been given such a pasting

Never, in all the years of Paul Dacre's editorship, has the journalism of the Daily Mail come under such sustained public attack. Again and again the editor-in-chief sighed in exasperation as Robert Jay QC, counsel to the Leveson Inquiry, questioned the working methods of the paper Mr Dacre has overseen for two decades.

Julie Burchill: Gay man lays into women, fine. But when it's the other way around...

My husband claims that it was I who coined the line about Stephen Fry that he is "a stupid person's idea of a clever person". And if I weren't a sober person's idea of a booze-addled person, I might be more useful in remembering whether this is true or not. Whatever, it's pretty damn good.

Press watchdog chief defends Gately ruling

The chairwoman of the press watchdog today hit back at claims that the organisation is "toothless".

Baroness Buscombe: 'I expected this job to be difficult'

Phone tapping, the Jan Moir affair, Rod Liddle's blog – it's been a tricky first year for Baroness Buscombe, head of the press watchdog.

Hugh Montgomery: Ricky Martin came out and the world yawned. Result!

It was the news which no one had been waiting for. Last week, Ricky Martin finally revealed that all those years he had been "Livin' la Vida Loca", he'd also been livin' la vida lie. Yes, the Latin pop star responsible for the unfortunately-titled "She Bangs" declared via his website that he was, in fact, "a fortunate homosexual". If coming out is a momentous step in any gay man's life, then the response to Martin's has been decidedly less momentous. Reactions have ranged from blank indifference to benign amusement at a "revelation" that has been considered an open secret in gossip circles for years.

'I was told my career would collapse if I came out,' says Ricky Martin

His declaration has exposed pop's attitudes to homosexuality, says Fiona Sturges

Stephen Glover: Giving in to online gagging campaigns is a dangerous move

Eight days ago a cavalcade of motorbikes trundled through the Wiltshire town of Wootton Bassett in aid of charity. They were raising money for Afghan Heroes, which helps service personnel in Afghanistan and bereaved families in Britain.

Album: Boyzone, Brother (Polydor)

It's like they've never been away. Which, given the continuing existence of Westlife, they arguably haven't.

Stephen Glover: This time, will it be The Sun wot hung it?

David Cameron is in some difficulty. The Tories are worried about their shrinking opinion poll lead. Maybe a hung Parliament beckons. Maybe even worse. Who can say?

Letters: Charlie Wilson's War

Forgotten lessons of Charlie Wilson's Afghan war

Leading article: A timely defence of press freedom

The Press Complaints Commission should be applauded, in spite of the criticism heaped on it yesterday, for not upholding a complaint about a notorious Daily Mail article criticising the lifestyle of the pop singer Stephen Gately.

'Mail' article on Stephen Gately cleared by PCC

The Press Complaints Commission has expressed its regret and discomfort over an article published by the Daily Mail on the death of pop singer Stephen Gately and widely criticised as homophobic, but concluded that the newspaper had a right to publish "opinions that many readers may find unpalatable and offensive".

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