Lawyers for Alistair McAlpine are seeking a larger payout from ITV than the £185,000 they received from the BBC last week, they confirmed.
The former Tory politician’s legal team said they are looking to get a larger figure from ITV’s This Morning show.
The broadcaster sparked fury after presenter Phillip Schofield brandished a list of names of alleged abusers which he had found on the internet and handed it to the British prime minister in a live interview, asking if he would investigate them.
The regulator Ofcom has also launched an investigation, while ITV said disciplinary action had been taken. The broadcaster has been contacted by Mr McAlpine’s lawyers.
Action is also being prepared against some 10,000 Twitter users — including the wife of the commons speaker — who identified the peer in connection with the false sex abuse claims.
Mr McAlpine was mistakenly implicated by Newsnight’s Nov 2 broadcast. Though the programme did not name the peer he was quickly identified online.
It is being reported that a Minister has said that Vietnam is sending helicopters to check a "floating yellow object" in the South China Sea which could be a life raft from the Malaysian Airways passenger jet that has gone missing.
Ties between Fine Gael and its long-serving strategist, Frank Flannery, have been cut amid concerns that the controversy over his involvement with the Rehab Group threatened to damage Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his party.
In his first public comments about the 2012 Connecticut school massacre, the father of gunman Adam Lanza said what his son did couldn't "get any more evil" and he now wishes his son had never been born.
The youngest Briton to fight in the First World War was just 12 years old — but Sidney Lewis' identity remained a secret for almost a century until the chance discovery of faded documents revealed his extraordinary story.
In 2008 economist Nouriel Roubini earned widespread ridicule for claiming that the embryonic problems in the US subprime sector would mutate into an existential financial crisis that would cost the banking system over $1 trillion (€721bn).
One of the most senior doctors in the Department of Health has warned the Department of the Environment that people at risk of the controversial wind turbine syndrome should be treated "appropriately and sensitively as these symptoms can be debilitating".