Guest: Hugh Grant, and left with Dr Evan Harris, at the Hacked Off
The campaigning group Hacked Off
said using a Royal Charter to back the new watchdog was the "second best" option, but it believes the regulator will be "genuinely independent" under the measures announced yesterday.
Summary: Campaign group Hacked Off
has decribed the Conservative's draft royal charter on press regulation as "unacceptable".
But if you thought that was sad then spare a thought for the family of 11 Kenyan elephants, living happily in Tsavo East National Park before being hunted down and shot by poachers - who then hacked off
their tusks with machetes.
One of these elephants was found with bullet wounds in the Mara North Conservancy and still had the tusks intact, but a second one found in Transmara was found with its face hacked off
and had multiple bullet wounds.
According to the BBC, the actor's lawyer said the money would be donated to the Hacked Off
campaign, which promotes a responsible press.
embers of the Hacked Off
campaign, including singer Charlotte Church and actor Hugh Grant, told the Tory Party Conference their fears of a government climbdown on press regulation have been allayed following a meeting with the Prime Minister.
Intruders broke into their stables at East Wideopen Farm, in Wide Open, Newcastle, and hacked off
part of the manes and tails of Ebony and Magpie.
Grant "has been eloquent, he has been able to talk about it in such a way that people have been interested and taken notice," Martin Moore, director of the Media Standards Trust and coordinator of the Hacked Off
group, told AFP.
The Slumdog Millionaire director's new film 127 Hours is based on the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston, who hacked off
his own arm with a penknife after it became trapped under a rock, leaving him stranded in a Utah canyon for five days.
Adam Webster came the closest of anyone on either side to breaking the deadlock, but his 70th minute effort was hacked off
the line by Graeme Law.
If I, or anyone I knew, had been locked up since the July 7 bombings, lost everything - job, family, home - then been cleared of the charges, I think I'd be pretty hacked off