A recruitment consultant from Newcastle upon Tyne who suffered "catastrophic injuries" when he was hit by a car driven by a priest is to get more than £3m compensation, a High Court judge was told.
James Kennedy, 37, of Gosforth, will receive a £3m lump sum plus annual payments of £210,000 for life.
The settlement was agreed with the insurers of Welsh priest, Father John Cole.
He was driving a Peugeot down the Corso Vittorio Emmanuele in Rome, Italy when the crash happened in January 2006.
Social media users Dean Liddle and Neil Harkins have each received nine month jail sentences suspended for 15 months at London's High Court for breaching an injunction banning the revelation of the new identities of toddler James Bulger's killers.
Liddle, is from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear and Harkins, is from Bridlington, East Yorkshire.
Campaigners fighting to keep children's heart surgery in Leeds - are at the High Court again today. A judge is expected to announce what action should be taken - after saying part of the consultation process was flawed. Health officals had insisted the process was fair.
The High Court hearing that campaigners hope will overturn the decision to close children's heart surgery in Leeds is expected to conclude today. They claim the decision was flawed. A judgement is expected to be made in a few weeks' time.
The directors of the company which runs Newcastle Airport did not properly understand they had entered into contracts allowing the chief executive and a finance boss to claim bonuses totalling £8m six years ago, a High Court judge said.
Mrs Justice Proudman, presiding, said a former chairman of the board of directors at Newcastle International Airport Ltd - owned 51% by local authorities - had a "blind spot of massive proportions" about the significance of her role at the head of remuneration committee.
The airport owner had sued Eversheds for "alleged negligence" in relation to contracts entered into with former chief executive John Parkin and former finance director Lars Friis, who is dead, in 2006.
Mrs Justice Proudman ruled in favour of Eversheds.