Sally Bercow must pay for "paedophile" tweet slur, say Lord McAlpine"s lawyers

Sally Bercow 'is now kitchen table blogger': Her tweets that 'defamed Tory peer' read by 60,000 followers Mrs Bercow tweeted 'Why is Lord McAlpine trending *Innocent face*'It followed a botched Newsnight investigation into abuse at care homeLord McAlpine is suing speaker's wife for libel, a case which she refutes /11/20/article-2235398-15F7E8AF000005DC-896_634x100.jpg” width=”634″ height=”100″ alt=”Legal action: Her gaffe comes just a fortnight after she used Twitter to name former Tory treasurer Lord McAlpine, following a Newsnight report which alleged a senior Tory figure was a child abuser” class=”blkBorder” /> Legal action: Mrs Bercow used Twitter to name former Tory treasurer Lord McAlpine, following a Newsnight report which alleged a senior Tory figure was a child abuser, but she denies this was defamatory Couple: Mrs Bercow is married to Commons speaker John, who live together in their grace and favour flat at Westminster She had also made an offer to settle the case which had not been withdrawn, he said.

Alan Davies could pay out 200,000 over Lord McAlpine false child abuse tweet

Alan Davies 'could pay out 200,000' over Lord McAlpine false child abuse tweetThe six-figure sum would be donated to charity if agreedStar made comments after BBC2’s Newsnight programme aired in November He wrongly suggested Lord McAlpine was a paedophile to 400,000 followers By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 14:10 GMT, 24 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:24 GMT, 24 March 2013 Comedian Alan Davies may face a payout of up to 200,000 for linking Tory MP Lord McAlpine to false claims of child sex abuse on Twitter Comedian Alan Davies may be forced to pay out up to 200,000 for linking Tory MP Lord McAlpine to false claims of child sex abuse on Twitter, it has been reported today.

Serbian prime minister left speechless when glamorous interviewer has "Sharon Stone moment" during TV prank

You don't see that on Newsnight! Grinning Serbian prime minister left speechless when glamorous interviewer has 'Sharon Stone moment' during TV prankPresenter recreates famous scene from Basic Instinct during interview with Socialist party leader Ivica Dačić Uncrosses legs to reveal wardrobe indiscretion Prime Minister stumbles over his words but can't resist fleeting glanceYouTube video of stunt has been watched more than 1.2million times By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 21:14 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:03 GMT, 31 January 2013 An X-rated TV prank has left the prime minister of Serbia feeling a little overexposed after he was flashed by a glamorous presenter during an interview. The country's Socialist party leader Ivica Dačić was midway through a discussion about Balkan politics when the young woman, wearing a particularly short mini dress, uncrossed her legs to reveal she wasn't wearing any underwear. The YouTube video, a clear copy of the famous scene starring Sharon Stone in the 1992 film Basic Instinct, has already had more than 1.2million hits.

"Must never shy away from the controversial": BBC launches search for next Newsnight editor in wake of Savile scandal (with some good…

'Must never shy away from the controversial': BBC launches search for next Newsnight editor in wake of Savile scandal (with some good advice)Job advert posted on BBC website for successor to Peter RipponFormer head stood down following decision to drop Jimmy Savile probeCorporation also recruiting a Head of News Programmes By Steve Robson PUBLISHED: 14:01 GMT, 12 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 12 January 2013 The BBC has posted a job advert to find the next editor of Newsnight after the controversial decision to drop a probe into claims of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile cost the previous boss his job. Peter Rippon, who took over at Newsnight in 2008, stood aside when his explanation in a blog about why the investigation was pulled was criticised for inaccuracies and had to be corrected.

Savile fall guy is back at his desk: Executive who "resigned" over report returns despite calls for him to "go now"

Savile fall guy is back at his desk: Executive who 'resigned' over report returns despite calls for him to 'go now'Stephen Mitchell still working at BBC despite resigning after Newsnight crisisOther executives have been shifted sideways into new roles Mr Mitchell will retire on a large pension next year | UPDATED: 07:57 GMT, 21 December 2012 Still there: Stephen Mitchell, who quit as deputy director of news as a result of the fallout from the Newsnight broadcast, is still doing the job The fall-guy BBC executive who ‘resigned’ after the devastating report into the Jimmy Savile fiasco was back at his desk on full pay yesterday defying calls for him to ‘go now’. Stephen Mitchell, 63, supposedly quit amid great fanfare on Wednesday after bearing the brunt of criticism in the Pollard Review which concluded the BBC had been paralysed by ‘chaos and confusion’

Chaos and incompetence at BBC over Savile scandal – yet STILL nobody gets the sack

Chaos and incompetence at BBC over Savile scandal – yet STILL nobody gets the sackBosses ignored warnings about DJ's 'dark side'Newsnight editor forced to take blame to protect the director generalHead of news censured – but she will be back at her desk today | UPDATED: 08:52 GMT, 20 December 2012 BBC chiefs were alerted to Jimmy Savile’s ‘dark side’ months before it became public, it emerged yesterday. They learned ‘the real truth’ about the twisted entertainer more than two years ago – while he was still alive. Yet nothing was done, and shortly after his death, fulsome tribute programmes were aired and a Newsnight expose of his paedophile past was scrapped

"Meltdown" at BBC after decision to drop Newsnight film as highly-paid management struggled to get a grip on crisis

'Meltdown' at BBC after decision to drop Newsnight film as highly-paid management struggled to get a grip on crisisReport says 'chaos and confusion' reigned as the crisis grewBBC's chain of command blasted by Pollard'No one took responsibility' finds report | UPDATED: 00:38 GMT, 20 December 2012 'Chaos and confusion': The report states that no senior management were able to show decisive leadership as the media storm raged on ‘Chaos and confusion’ gripped the BBC as it struggled to cope with the outcry over its abandoned Newsnight report into Jimmy Savile, a report found yesterday.

BBC chiefs to face harsh criticism from Savile inquiry as report over their conduct is published

BBC chiefs to face harsh criticism from Savile inquiry as report over their conduct is published | UPDATED: 00:00 GMT, 19 December 2012 BBC executives will face stinging criticism today over their handling of the Jimmy Savile scandal. A string of bosses knew that Newsnight had uncovered damning evidence suggesting the late entertainer had systematically targeted young girls for sex.

Bryn Estyn: Detectives investigating historic child abuse receive allegations from 105 victims in first month

Detectives investigating historic child abuse at Welsh care homes receive allegations from 105 victims in first month of probe Operation Pallial launched after probe into notorious Bryn Estyn home105 victims from 22 areas of UK and Ireland have spoken to policeNewsnight botched report also wrongly accused Lord McAlpine | UPDATED: 14:39 GMT, 17 December 2012 A 'super inquiry' set up to expose the true scale of historic child abuse in North Wales has been contacted by 105 victims in its first month.

Lord McAlpine sues Sally Bercow for 50,000 over Twitter slur

Lord McAlpine sues Sally Bercow for 50,000 over Twitter slur after botched BBC documentary led to him being wrongly identified as a paedophileLord McAlpine has instructed his lawyers to file formal proceedingsMrs Bercow has consistently denied that her Tweet was defamatoryShe has instructed City of London lawyers Carter-Ruck to represent her | UPDATED: 23:14 GMT, 13 December 2012 Sally Bercow is being sued for 50,000 by Lord McAlpine after she sent an online message linking him to sex abuse at a care home.