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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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Press regulation 'neither voluntary nor independent'

The final draft of the Royal Charter was published by the government today. Credit: PA

The newspaper Industry Steering Group has criticised the latest proposals for a new system of press regulation.

The group, which represents newspaper publishers, said they could not be described as either "voluntary or independent".

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