News of the World

Andy Coulson Set To Be Released From Suffolk 'Holiday Camp'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK

Andy Coulson could be released from prison later this week. The former News of the World (NoTW) editor and Downing Street communications boss is se...

Mazher Mahmood - The Fake Sheikh in the Dock

Ian Kirby | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK
Ian Kirby

I worked alongside Maz for 13 years when I was political editor of the News of the World and found him a tough, resourceful and committed reporter. Like a well-trained hunting dog, he was always straining at the leash and desperate to get stuck in to the next big story.

The Strange Tale Of Boris Johnson And A Drug Dealing Sting

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 14.11.2014 | UK

Boris Johnson posed as a drug dealer in an elaborate sting that wouldn't go amiss in a Hollywood movie, it has been revealed. When the London mayor...

Jessica Elgot

New Twist In Panorama Expose As Fake Sheikh Makes New Claims At BBC

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK

The controversial 'fake sheikh' investigative journalist Mazher Mahood has sensationally hit out at BBC Panorama's claims that they postponed an expos...

BBC Panorama Cancels 'Fake Sheikh' Documentary With Minutes Until Broadcast

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK

The BBC has cancelled its plans to air a controversial expose of "fake sheikh" Mazher Mahmood on Monday's Panorama, because of new legal information, ...

Fake Sheikh Loses Legal Bid, So Panorama Will Definitely Go Ahead

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot and Louise Ridley | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK

UPDATE: No it won't - the BBC has pulled the show. More here. Lawyers for journalist Mazher Mahmood have lost a final legal challenge to the High...

Fake Sheikh's Real Identity To Be Revealed Tonight

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK

Mazher Mahmood, the notorious undercover tabloid journalist known as the 'fake sheikh', has lost a battle to stop his identity being revealed by a BBC...

Jury Out In The Bulger Killer 'Leak' Case

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK

A jury has retired to consider verdicts in the trial of a prison officer who is accused of selling stories about James Bulger killer Jon Venables to a...

Look Who Is Heading Back To Murdoch's Payroll

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- Rebekah Brooks, the former Chief Executive at News International, washed up in New York this week, exploring possible job opportunities, a...

NOTW Editor Found Guilty Of Phone Hacking

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK

A former news editor was warned he could face jail after he became the eighth person to be convicted of the phone hacking plot at the News of the Worl...

'EastEnders' Actor Accepts Damages From NoTW

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘EastEnders’ star Steve McFadden, who plays Phil Mitchell in the BBC1 soap, has accepted a payment from the publishers of News Of The World, a cou...

Piers Morgan Was (Briefly) Locked Behind Bars With Andy Coulson

Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK

Piers Morgan has confirmed he has visited Belmarsh Prison to see his friend and fellow former News Of The World Editor, Andy Coulson. David Camero...

NOTW Hacker Neville Thurlbeck Released From Belmarsh After Just One Month

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK

Former News of the World journalist Neville Thurlbeck has revealed he has been freed from prison just over a month into a six-month sentence for his r...

Why I Am Taking Legal Action Against Google

Max Mosley | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Tech
Max Mosley

The High Court has ruled the pictures illegal. Google refuses to take straightforward technical measures to stop them being displayed on its search engine. In a society with respect for the rule of law, that is clearly wrong. The point is a straightforward one: should Google be allowed to refuse to take measures to stop illegal images being displayed? Or should they have to respect the law and the courts as is the norm in all civilised societies? I believe that it's time for Google to learn that with great power and wealth comes great responsibility, not immunity from the rule of law.

No More Phone Hacking? No Great Loss

Adrian Grist | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK
Adrian Grist

I can never be sure whether any of the stories I worked on were expedited by the headlining practise of hacking. What I can be sure of is that a number of leads that had reached a dead end, had all of a sudden endless avenues after a hack's surreptitious chat with news desk elders. It is amazing what you can learn by eavesdropping on a phone call of a hack, rather than hacking a phone of a Jude Law.

Something Is Rotten...

Robin Lustig | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

Forget Andy Coulson. If you can, forget phone-hacking. The real scandal is how senior politicians - and police officers - allowed themselves to be used by a ruthless media tycoon for his own commercial ends. And if you think it's all over, it's not.

A Rare Prosecution, But Not the First

Steve Kuncewicz | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK
Steve Kuncewicz

This trial was the eye of a perfect storm in that was a very high-profile case and a much more far-reaching prosecution in terms of punishment and implication than we saw in 2006... Whether or not the law around phone hacking is changed or new offences created will probably depend on the public reaction to Coulson's sentence.

Miliband: 'Cameron Brought Criminal Into Heart Of Downing Street'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has slammed David Cameron for hiring Andy Coulson as a spin doctor, saying his conviction for phone hacking today meant the prime minister...

The Smile That Says Not Guilty...

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

Rebekah Brooks has been acquitted after a lengthy and convoluted trial centring on illegal activity at the heart of Rupert Murdoch's newspaper empire....

Rebekah Brooks Not Guilty, Andy Coulson Guilty In Phone Hacking Trial

PA | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK

Rebekah Brooks was overcome by emotion on hearing she had been acquitted on all charges in the phone hacking trial, as her former lover Andy Coulson w...

Alan Yentob Sues Newspaper For Phone Hacking... Not The One You're Thinking

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK

Alan Yentob, the BBC's creative director and one of its most famous faces, is suing the publishers of the Sunday Mirror over allegations they hacked h...

Andy Coulson A 'Very Altruistic' Man, Trial Hears

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK

Former News of The World editor and Downing Street spin doctor Andy Coulson has been described as a "very altruistic" man by a doctor called as a char...

Coulson And Brooks Affair Ran Until He Quit Paper, Court Hears

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

Andy Coulson's on-off affair with Rebekah Brooks went on for nine years and stopped for good only around the time he resigned as editor of the News of...

News Of The Word Man Once Threatened Colleague With Replica Gun

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK

A News of the World man was so aggressive that he once pushed a colleague into threatening him with a replica gun, the hacking trial heard on Wednesda...

Andy Coulson 'Shocked' Reporter Heard David Blunkett's Voicemail Over Affair

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 16.04.2014 | UK

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has told the phone hacking trial he was "shocked" when he learned a reporter had listened to voicemails o...