It took twelve months and heard from 378 people. Today the Leveson report, set up in the wake of the phone hacking scandal, was published and his suggestions sent ripples through the press - from national to local newspapers here in the south.
But why? Because he is suggesting an independent regulation "underpinned by law". Sarah Saunders reports with contributions from TV presenter Anne Diamond and Ian Carter, editorial director of the KM Group.
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