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Parties agree press Charter deal

The three main political parties have reached a deal on a proposed royal charter for a new system of press regulation. The Government and the newspapers remain deadlocked after the industry reacted coldly to the latest proposals.

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Labour: we must have 'no press boycott'

Ed Miliband and Harriet Harman have urged the press to sign up to the proposed Royal Charter on self-regulation.

Both Ed Miliband and Harriet Harman have urged newspapers to sign up to the charter. Credit: PA

Miliband told ITV News Tyne Tees the system would protect both the freedom of the press and the privacy of ordinary familes.

And Harman insisted that "we must have no press boycott. We need a press which is robust and free which holds those in power to account but which does not wreak havoc on the lives of innocent people.”

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