Dominic Ponsford

August 16, 2017

Shadow minister resigns over 'poor choice of words' in Sun article about child sexual exploitation

Shadow equality minister Sarah Champion has resigned from her role after writing a piece for The Sun about the issue of sex grooming by groups […]
August 15, 2017

Campaigner unable to complain over Sun 'Muslim problem' piece because religious groups not covered by Editors' Code

A campaigner has said he is powerless to complain about a Sun column criticising Muslims because the Editors’ Code gives no protection to minority groups. […]
August 11, 2017

Journalists told by police they will receive harassment notices if they contact Newcastle grooming network victims

Journalists covering the Newcastle sex grooming trial have been warned that will be issued with a harassment warning if they contact any of the many […]
August 10, 2017

Magazine ABCs: Full breakdown of UK magazine sales figures for first half 2017

Most UK magazines audited lost sales year on year in the first half of 2017, according to ABC. Some 163 titles are audited on a […]
August 9, 2017

Freelance claims victory in dispute with Independent over payment for court story lifted from Wales Online

A freelance journalist has won his battle to be paid a syndication fee by The Independent for a court story which it lifted from Wales […]
August 8, 2017

Sun says sorry and pays substantial damages to former BBC producer over false front-page bullying claim

The Sun has apologised and agreed to pay substantial libel damages to a former BBC TV producer it said was sacked for bullying. The front-page […]
August 4, 2017

IPSO says Daily Mail profile of 'sultry' Gina Miller was offensive but not in breach of Editors' Code

Press regulator IPSO has acknowledged that a Daily Mail article about anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller was “offensive” but said it was not in breach of […]
August 3, 2017

LBC boosts national audience by 18 per cent to over 2m – full breakdown of UK radio station audience figures

LBC raised its listener numbers across the UK by 17.9 per cent year on year to 2,038,000 in the second quarter of 2017, according to […]
August 3, 2017

General election boost for Radio 4’s Today as it reached record 7.7m listeners per week in second quarter of 2017

Radio 4’s flaghip current affairs programme Today reached a record 7,655,000  listeners a week in the second quarter of this year according to RAJAR. This […]
August 1, 2017

Regulator IPSO says Times columnist's 'fake news' jibe against climate change scientists was not inaccurate

A campaigner who highlights concerns about climate change has lost an IPSO complaint a column against The Times over an article which accused climate change […]
July 21, 2017

IPSO: The Sun was wrong to publish as fact unconfirmed claims prisoner died from smoking spice

The Sun breached the Editors’ Code with a report about the death of a prison inmate which was not handled sensitively enough, press regulator IPSO […]
July 21, 2017

The Sun, Mirror and Daily Star all lose sales by more than 10 per cent year on year in June

Redtop tabloids saw the biggest print newspaper sales declines in June with the Daily Star the biggest faller – down 18 per cent year on […]
July 20, 2017

ABCs: Metro was fastest growing national newspaper website in June as Sun closed on Mirror

Metro was the fastest growing national newspaper website, up 99 per cent year on year to 2.7m unique browsers per day in June according to […]