Leveson urges new press rules

Lord Justice Leveson has recommended further press regulation, underpinned by law, in his long-awaited report.

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Protester holds image of Leveson figures in donkey cart

A man is standing outside the Queen Elizabeth II centre holding a satirical image that shows Lord Justice Leveson sweeping an overloaded donkey cart full of the main players in the Leveson Inquiry.

The painting is by Kaya Mar and is entitled "Leveson Inquiry - We're All In This Together".

A man holds a print of Kaya Mar's painting 'Leveson Inquiry - We're All In This Together' Credit: ITV News/Darren Burn


Free press is 'cornerstone of democracy'

The Government should not interfere in press regulation "under any circumstances", the father of a July 7 bombings victim said.

Graham Foulkes, whose 22-year-old son David was one of the 52 people killed in the 2005 attacks, is thought to be a potential phone hacking victim.

Graham Foulkes believes a free press is the "cornerstone of democracy". Credit: PA Wire

He told BBC Breakfast: "What mustn't happen, under any circumstances, is for Parliament and Government to start interfering and passing laws to regulate the press and the media in any shape or form.

"A free press and a free media is a cornerstone of democracy and we should not allow the Government to interfere.

"I'm hoping that Leveson comes up with a process which will restore public confidence in the media by forcing the media to behave themselves."

Jeremy Hunt remains tight-lipped on Leveson report

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt leaves his London home this morning.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt refused to answer any questions on the Leveson report this morning ahead of its publication.

Mr Hunt, the former Culture Secretary, lost his special adviser and came very close to losing his job after the closeness of links between his office and lobbyists for Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation were revealed during the Inquiry.


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