Giving evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into press standards, the Met's Deputy Assistant Commissioner Sue Akers alleged two prison officers at two separate high security prisons took payments from journalists.
The first official is accused of receiving payments from Trinity Mirror, News International and Express Newspapers between April 2010 and June 2011, totalling nearly £35,000.
Another prison officer at a different high security prison allegedly received payments from Trinity Mirror between February 2006 and January 2012, totalling more than £14,000, the inquiry heard.
More top news
Extending the MOT free period from three years to four would save motorists money and bring the UK into line with other European countries.
The PM has warned she will default to a low-tax, low-regulation model if Brussels plays hardball, but some warn against such a move.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer appears to be enraged that the press told the truth about the size of the Trump inauguration crowd.