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Name suppression is granted to ensure accused people get a fair trial and to protect them from suffering undue hardship. But has the practice become too extensive?

A series of cases has led to claims that different rules appear to apply to celebrities and sports stars.

Now the Government is moving to tighten up the regulations surrounding who gets suppression and the penalties for when it's breached.

Our court reporter Ann Marie May takes a closer look.