'Disaster' if Leveson ignored

Victims of the press have given their backing to the Leveson report into media standards and ethics. Christopher Jefferies exclusively told ITV News it would be a "disaster" if David Cameron did not introduce a press regulator backed up by the law.

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Kate McCann hopes Leveson will mark a 'new era' for press

Kate McCann arrives for the announcement of Lord Justice Leveson's report Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Madeleine McCann's mother Kate said today she hoped the Leveson report would "mark the start of a new era" for the press, in which it treats those in the news "with care and consideration".

Mrs McCann went on: "Needless to say, more time will be needed to read, digest and understand all the implications of the report but initial impressions are positive.

"I hope the Prime Minister, and all the party leaders, will embrace the report and act swiftly to ensure activation of Lord [Justice] Leveson's recommendations within an acceptable and clearly defined time-scale."

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