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McAlpine: BBC agrees payout over Newsnight child abuse programme

The BBC and Lord McAlpine have reached a settlement over a false claims on Newsnight.

The former Conservative treasurer will received £185,000 plus costs.

A statement from the BBC said the settlement "reflects the gravity of the allegations that were wrongly made."

The BBC's Mark Easton said the settlement was landmark.

  • 15 Nov 2012
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