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Cameron: "There Was No Grand Deal" With Murdoch

PA | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron insisted today there was no "grand deal" between himself and the Murdochs to wave through News Corporation's takeover of BSkyB. The P...

Jeremy Hunt And The Tories, Look Away Now...

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Politics

If you're a Tory, the one good thing you can say about the Sunday papers is there aren't any devastating allegations which might make David Cameron or...

Montgomery Burns Returns - Rupert Murdoch is Back to His Machiavellian Best

Alexander Walters | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Politics
Alexander Walters

As Rupert Murdoch picked up the bible on his first appearance at the Leveson enquiry (no, it didn't burst into flames), the sharp-eyed might have spotted a hint of a grin on the old man's cadaverous features.

PMQS Sketch: Cameron Turns Purple And Miliband Learns To Point

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK Politics

So things are very, very bad, having only recently been merely quite bad. We're back in recession; another Tory cabinet member is on the rocks; yet fo...

Jeremy Hunt's Swan Song? Twitter Creates #jeremyhuntsongs As Minister Hangs In The Balance

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 25.04.2012 | UK

As Jeremy Hunt's tenure as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport is increasingly in doubt Twitter has been keeping up the pressure through a...

Hunt Under Pressure Over Links To News Corp

Posted 24.04.2012 | UK Politics

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt is under pressure to explain his links to News Corporation after it was alleged that he secretly backed the company's bi...

Twitter Helps Murdoch Remember A Few Things

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 24.04.2012 | UK

In the midst of his headline appearance at the ongoing Leveson Inquiry, James Murdoch, former News International chairman and son of owner Rupert, is ...

Comedian Has No Plans For Second Murdoch Stunt

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK

The comedian who threw a foam pie at Rupert Murdoch has no regrets about the stunt - but will not try anything similar when the billionaire appears at...

Coalition Expected To Be Battered By Murdoch At Leveson..

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK Politics

Rupert Murdoch has arrived in Britain, and has taken to his iPad to launch a series of attacks on UK government policy. His tweets - sent on Saturday...

'He Broke The Code Of Confidentiality Between Journalist And Politician'

Posted 21.04.2012 | UK

Former News of the World chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck has accused Tom Watson of using his parliamentary role "as a subterfuge for gleaning informa...

Rooney Launches Phone-Hacking Claim

PA | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Sport

Wayne Rooney is among the celebrities to issue damages claims in the latest round of phone-hacking litigation. The footballer's action is one of 46...

HuffPost Meets Tom Watson...

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Politics

Tom Watson, the MP who stands by his claim that James Murdoch behaved like a "mafia boss", had an unusual Thursday morning. For it was him answering t...

Sun Royal Editor Arrested Over Alleged Payments

PA | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK

A Sun journalist and a former member of the armed forces have been arrested by detectives investigating alleged illegal payments to public officials. ...

Brooks 'Among Phone Hacking Suspects Facing Possible Criminal Charges'

PA | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK

Rebekah Brooks is believed to be among 11 suspects in the phone-hacking scandal facing criminal charges after police sent their first set of files to ...

Rebekah Brooks Granted 'Core Participant' Status At Media Inquiry

PA | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK

Rebekah Brooks has been granted special status at the Leveson Inquiry into press standards. The former News International chief executive was named...

James Murdoch Stands Down As BSkyB Chairman

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 03.04.2012 | UK

James Murdoch stood down as chairman of broadcaster BSkyB on Tuesday amid an ongoing investigation into phone hacking at News International, saying he...

Leveson: Former NoTW Editor Neil Wallis To Give Evidence Again

PA | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK

Former News of the World executive editor Neil Wallis will give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry for a second time today. Three senior figures in th...

How Many Media Outlets Does Murdoch Control?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 29.03.2012 | UK

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is facing waves of fresh negative publicity over alleged hacking, this time at his Australian paper conglomerate News Limit...

Dick Fedorcio Resigns: Met's Director Of Public Affairs Stands Down

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK

Scotland Yard's Director of Public Affairs Dick Fedorcio has resigned, the Independent Police Complaints Commission said today. The IPCC said that ...

So Who Did The Hacking?

PA | Posted 27.05.2012 | UK

The former News of the World US editor was today told he faces no further action in Scotland Yard's phone-hacking probe. James Desborough was held ...

Rupert Murdoch Turns On Cameron Over Donor Row

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK Politics

Rupert Murdoch has called for a "full independent inquiry" into the donor party scandal currently bringing pressure on David Cameron, in what some hav...

We Need a Journalists' Spring

Trevor Davies | Posted 12.05.2012 | UK
Trevor Davies

Newspaper success or failure has traditionally rested with their editors. In this case Murdoch is responsible, even if, as he claims, he is simply responsible for trusting the wrong people. If he really does care about press freedom, he should free up his titles and let a new generation of newspaper owners take over.

And the Truth Shall Set You Free

Ambi Sitham | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK
Ambi Sitham

Almost a decade ago I happened to be in a situation whereby I became privy to information which raised a red flag both legally and morally. At the time I didn't realise the extent of its significance and stored it away as a tale perhaps to be recounted one day in my memoirs or a fictionalised account of my experiences of the media world. When the phone hacking scandal first raised its ugly head a few years ago I immediately had flashbacks to those events and alarms bells rang off as to their potential significance. But when the scandal seemed to blow over as quickly as it erupted I didn't give it much further thought.

Ofcom Intensifies Murdoch 'Fit And Proper' Investigation

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK

An inquiry into whether James Murdoch and BSkyB are 'fit and proper' operators of a broadcasting licence has been stepped up by the media regulator Of...

Brooks May Not Get Fair Trial, Claims Her Lawyer

PA | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK

Allowing a senior policewoman to publicly give evidence about corruption allegations at News International was a "spectacular failure", Rebekah Brooks...