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30/10/2013 04:12 GMT | Updated 30/10/2013 04:15 GMT

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LEGAL REVIEW SOUGHT ON PRESS REFORM

Newspaper and magazine publishers will today ask the High Court for permission to mount a legal challenge over a decision to reject their proposals for a new royal charter to govern the regulation of the press.

HACKING TRIAL PROSECUTION TO OPEN

The prosecution case in the trial of former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and ex-spin doctor Andy Coulson is due to open today.

PLAN TO BAN 'RIP OFF' PENSION FEES

Plans to put an end to "rip off" pension charges which can wipe tens of thousands of pounds off someone's retirement savings pot are to be set out by the Government.

RULING ON BACK-TO-WORK SCHEMES

The Supreme Court rules today on the legality of Government "back to work" schemes at the centre of the high-profile Poundland case.

TUG-OF-LOVE GRANDPARENTS FACE COURT

The grandparents of a missing five-year-old girl at the centre of a tug-of-love dispute are today due to be sentenced after a High Court found them in contempt of court.

ISRAEL FREES PALESTINIAN PRISONERS

Israel has freed 26 Palestinian prisoners, the second of four batches to be released as part of a deal that set in motion the current Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

SUPERSIZE PRISON PLANS CONDEMNED

Nearly half of prisoners in England and Wales could be held in 1,000-plus super-sized jails under government plans to transform the prison estate, campaigners have said.

FIREWORK NIGHT WARNING OVER WALKOUT

A fire brigade has urged people to cancel their own plans for firework displays on Friday and attend an organised event instead because of a planned strike by firefighters.

BREAST CANCER TEST 'OFFERS HOPE'

A new test that identifies seven distinct types of breast cancer offers new hope to women with the disease, say scientists.