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Actor Ricky Tomlinson wins right to continue legal battle over hacking claim

Actor Ricky Tomlinson’s legal battle against a newspaper publisher over alleged unlawful information gathering will be allowed to continue, a High Court judge has ruled.The Royle Family star is one of a number of people who claim they were victims of unlawful information gathering at titles run by Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN), who were at the centre of a bid by the publisher to have six cases struck out.Lawyers for MGN argued the claims have been made too late and asked Mr Justice Fancourt to either strike out the claims or give summary judgment in favour of the publisher –...
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Actor Ricky Tomlinson opposing bid to have ‘hacking’ claim thrown out of court

Actor Ricky Tomlinson has described an attempt by a newspaper publisher to have his claim against it over unlawful information gathering thrown out of court as “outrageous and disgusting”. The Royle Family star is one of six people who claim they were victims of unlawful information gathering at...
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Irish Annie’s review – it’s the Ricky Tomlinson show

Is that a look of delight or terror in the eyes of the cast when Ricky Tomlinson takes to the stage? He is the big draw in this patchwork show (I hesitate to use the word play), in which the regulars at a pub called Irish Annie’s take turns to interrupt a jolly set of singalong favourites by the band on stage.