Sun journalist Duncan Larcombe denies misconduct charge
The Sun's royal correspondent, Duncan Larcombe, has pleaded not guilty at the Old Bailey to conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office.
Mr Larcombe is accused of paying John Hardy, a former colour sergeant in the Scots Guards, for information for stories published in the Sun.
Mr Hardy and his wife Claire also pleaded not guilty to the same charge.
They all appeared as part of Operation Elveden, the police probe into alleged illegal payments to public officials.
Mr Hardy was a cadet instructor at Sandhurst military college at the time of the alleged offences.
The Metropolitan Police's Operation Elveden is running alongside Operation Weeting and Operation Tuleta.
These are the investigations into allegations of phone hacking, and computer hacking and other privacy breaches.