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Girlguiding calls for an end to Page 3 Girls

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Editor of the Sun Dominic Mohan has been lobbied over Page 3. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Girlguiding movement, which counts over half a million members, have signed a petition calling on The Sun newspaper to stop the use of page 3 topless models.

In a poll of its members, who are aged 16 to 25, 88% called on Sun editor Dominic Mohan "to finally take bare boobs out of The Sun".

Julie Bentley, chief executive of Girlguiding, said: “We are very proud that young women in Guiding are choosing to speak out and play a part in building the society they want to live in.”


Prison officer jailed for selling information to The Sun

Former prison officer Richard Trunkfield has been sentenced to 16 months in prison for selling information about James Bulger's killer Jon Venables to The Sun newspaper, it can now be reported.

Trunkfield, 31, from Moulton, Northamptonshire, admitted leaking information while working at high security Woodhill Prison near Milton Keynes. It could not initially be reported that the prisoner involved was Venables because of legal restrictions on reporting his whereabouts.

But the court heard today that Venables is no longer at Woodhill. Trunkfield pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office between March 2 and April 30, 2010.

Judge: Tierney profited 'out of misery'

It is wholly against the public interest for those who hold public office cynically to profit out of the misery or unfortunate circumstances of those for whom they are responsible.

The most serious aspect of the two offences is that, in relation to count two, the defendant provided the name and, most significantly, the address of the witness.

The fact that the individual coincidentally tried to sell the story to another newspaper is neither here nor there in terms of what this defendant had in mind.

Put bluntly, it could easily have led to that witness withdrawing all co-operation as regards being a witness.

– Judge Justice Fulford

The Sun ‘to start charging for online content’

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The Sun looks set to follow in the footsteps of The Times. Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

The Sun could be set to follow the lead of other UK newspapers in charging readers to view online content.

The Telegraph revealed today it would be charging readers for online access and, according to the Guardian, The Sun is set to follow suit.

Fellow News International publications The Times and Sunday Times introduced a paywall in July 2010.


Labour MP felt 'very uneasy' after Sun phone hacking

Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh has given her reaction to accepting "very substantial" damages and a public apology from The Sun after her stolen mobile phone was accessed by the newspaper.

I'm in public life and I don't have a hang-up about my own privacy, but my family and constituents who had contacted me and given personal views were subjected to people seeing it. That made me feel very uneasy.

As an MP, people tell me all sorts of things, people give their personal information and they believe that you will do the right thing with it. That wasn't for anyone's eyes.

I was a government whip, I had lots of phone numbers and had then exposed all those people to having their privacy invaded, and that troubled me.

– Siobhain McDonagh

Labour MP calls for The Sun editor Mohan to be sacked

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Labour MP Chris Bryant has called for The Sun editor Dominic Mohan to be sacked after the newspaper admitted accessing information from the stolen phone of his party colleague Siobhain McDonagh.


@graemeburton on his watch the sun accessed info from an mp 's stolen phone!

The Sun admits 'serious misuse' of MP's phone info

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The court heard information was accessed on the MP's phone after it was stolen from her car in October 2010. Credit: Katie Collins/PA

In paying Siobhain McDonagh very substantial damages, The Sun accepted information on her stolen mobile phone should not have been accessed and used.

A QC told the High Court on behalf of the newspaper it was a serious misuse of private information.

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