Speeding drivers on the M25 escape without tickets because new network of digital cameras is NOT switched onNot a single ticket has been issued from the motorway's network of 36 overhead digital cameras over the past yearHighways Agency say 'technical and legal difficulties' have prevented it from switching on the camerasAround 500,000 drivers use the London orbital motorway every day | UPDATED: 07:50 GMT, 13 December 2012 Not a single driver breaking the speed limit on the M25 motorway has been issued with a ticket from its new overhead cameras over the past year. A network of 36 digital cameras has been installed along the busy London orbital motorway by the Highways Agency, but the machines are yet to be switched on, according to a report
Lord Leveson could end up regulating press personally under Labour plan: Inquiry judge in running to be Lord Chief Justice Opposition publishes draft bill calling for Lord Chief Justice to be in chargeLabour says plan would meet Leveson's demand for 'legal underpinning' But it drops support for Ofcom to oversee new Press Standards Trust Ed Miliband has discussed plan with Deputy Prime Minister Nick CleggIt raised prospect of Lord Justice Leveson overseeing new system | UPDATED: 15:32 GMT, 10 December 2012 Shadow culture secretary Harriett Harman said Labour's draft bill provided the 'essential' legal underpinning that Lord Justice Leveson demanded A legally-binding plan for the country’s top judge to oversee newspaper standards will be set out by the Labour party today. With David Cameron refusing to back statutory regulation, the opposition will publish a six-clause bill which would require the Lord Chief Justice power to sign off the effectiveness of an independent panel in holding the press to account
Women pregnant with first child or planning to have another baby are being hit with a new 'mummy tax' says Labour George Osborne revealed plans to limit increase in benefits to just 1pcBut Chancellor failed to mention it will hit statutory maternity pay | UPDATED: 00:25 GMT, 7 December 2012 Women who are pregnant with their first child or mothers planning to have another baby are among the biggest losers in the mini-Budget.
Forcing newspapers under state control would be illegal, says Leveson adviser as it's revealed three warned him not to consider compulsory regulationShami Chakrabati says law forcing papers to sign up to regulator is illegalEx-Channel Four News political editor Elinor Goodman and former Daily Telegraph political editor George Jones both said law was unnecessaryThe two advisors to Leveson believe editors will sign up voluntarily | UPDATED: 10:28 GMT, 3 December 2012 Three of the six independent advisers to Lord Justice Leveson warned him not to consider compulsory state regulation of the Press, it emerged last night. Shami Chakrabarti, director of the civil rights group Liberty, said she had serious concerns about the idea floated by the judge to force newspapers to sign up to a new regulator by law if they refused to do so voluntarily.
Press intrusion victims refuse to meet Culture Secretary in anger over David Cameron's reaction to Leveson's findingsGerry and Kate McCann and Sally and Bob Dowler rejected an invitation to discuss the Leveson Report with Culture Secretary Maria MillerAccording to HackedOff campaigners they were 'too angry' to attend J.K. Rowling said she felt 'duped' and 'dismayed' by the Prime Minister | UPDATED: 01:57 GMT, 1 December 2012 Prominent victims of press intrusion rejected an invitation to meet with Culture Secretary Maria Miller to discuss the Leveson Report, because they feel ‘let down’ by David Cameron’s reaction to its findings. The group, including Gerry and Kate McCann and the parents of Milly Dowler, said they were too 'angry' to attend the meeting yesterday, according to HackedOff campaigners.
| UPDATED: 10:41 GMT, 30 November 2012 When David Cameron set up the Leveson Inquiry, he can scarcely have imagined that it might lead to a struggle between Parliament and the Press, as well as a split in the Coalition. How he must rue that decision — not least because the allegation by the Guardian newspaper that sparked the inquiry, namely that News of the World journalists had deleted voicemails of the murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler, turned out to be untrue, as Lord Justice Leveson rightly points out in his massive report
Doubts over 'manipulated' poll that suggests majority want new Press watchdog backed by law just weeks after survey gave opposite result | UPDATED: 09:58 GMT, 29 November 2012 Questions were raised last night over the accuracy of a poll claiming the majority of people want a new Press watchdog backed by law.
Doubts over 'manipulated' poll that suggests majority want new Press watchdog backed by law just weeks after survey gave opposite result | UPDATED: 00:12 GMT, 29 November 2012 Questions were raised last night over the accuracy of a poll claiming the majority of people want a new Press watchdog backed by law.
Don't shackle our free Press say 86 MPs and peers on eve of Leveson report The cross-party group of 86 insist statutory regulation of the media undermines a cornerstone of our democracyThey are urging the Prime Minister to reject any form of regulation Lord Justice Leveson's report into media standards is due to be released There is speculation that Leveson will recommend some form of 'underpinning' in law to a new Press watchdog | UPDATED: 23:30 GMT, 27 November 2012 Dozens of MPs and peers, including nine former Cabinet ministers, today urge David Cameron to resist laws which would shackle Britain’s 300-year-old free Press. On the eve of Lord Justice Leveson’s report into media standards, the cross-party group of 86 insists that any form of statutory regulation risks undermining a cornerstone of our democracy and asks the Prime Minister to reject any form of statutory media regulation.
Top Lib Dems back Press freedom as they tell Cameron there is 'absolutely no need for it' Environment Secretary become latest member of Cabinet to warn PM not to impose statutory regulationLib Dem deputy leader contradicted Nick Clegg's stance saying he would not back regulation of press | UPDATED: 01:16 GMT, 27 November 2012 A cabinet minister and two of Nick Clegg’s most senior colleagues yesterday warned about the pitfalls of state regulation of the Press. Environment Secretary Owen Paterson became the latest member of the Cabinet to warn David Cameron not to impose statutory regulation, saying there was ‘absolutely no need for it’