Case of the week

The Bruce Grobbelaar libel trial ended at the High Court with the former

Liverpool goalie vindicated. The Sun newspaper, now liable to pay

Grobbelaar u85,000 damages and u400,000 legal costs, is appealing the

decision. The Sun, represented at the trial by George Carman QC, had

claimed Grobbelaar accepted u40,000 to fix a match between Liverpool and

Newcastle. Grobbelaar, represented by Richard Hartley QC, said after the

case that he had "nailed the lie" that he ever took bribes.