News of the World

'Fake Sheikh' Charged Over Tulisa Drugs Trial

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 29.09.2015 | UK

Former News of the World undercover journalist Mazher Mahmood, known as the Fake Sheikh, has been charged with conspiring to pervert the course of jus...

Stenson Heaps Blame On Coulson For Phone Hacking

PA | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK

The last News of the World journalist to be punished in the long-running phone hacking saga heaped blame on his former boss Andy Coulson as he walked ...

Journalist Decries Police For Asking Her 'Sexist' Question

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK

A former News Of The World journalist has decried "sexist" police officers for asking whether she had sex with contacts as part of her job. Lucy P...

News Of The World 'Rang Kate Middleton's Voicemail Nearly Every Day'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK

The News Of The World (NoTW) rang Kate Middleton's voicemail at a rate of nearly once a day for more than a year, the trial of one of its former senio...

Mirror Phone Hacking Payouts To These Celebrities Are The Biggest Yet

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

A number of high-profile figures have been awarded payouts totalling £1.2million from Mirror Group Newspapers over the phone-hacking scandal. Trou...

Police Turfed My Six-Month-Old Son From His Cot, News Of The World Reporter Reveals

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK

A former News of the World reporter has spoken of her "hellish four year ordeal" of being pursued by police and prosecutors in the wake of the tabloid...

Morgan Questioned Again Over Phone Hacking Allegations

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK

Piers Morgan was questioned by police in London on Tuesday in connection with allegations of phone hacking. The former CNN host and editor of the Dail...

Galloway's 'Anti-Semitism' Legal Letters Could Be About To Backfire

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.03.2015 | UK

A legal firm acting for Respect MP George Galloway will be reported to the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), it has emerged. The development ...

Coulson's New Trial Is Bad Timing For Tories

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

Former Downing Street director of communications Andy Coulson is expected to face trial in Scotland on a perjury charge. just a little over a fortnigh...

Page 3 Is Back In The Sun As A 'Clarification And Correction'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK

UPDATE: The Sun's Head Of PR Dylan Sharpe 'Trolls' Kay Burley With Topless Picture, Sends Twitter Into Meltdown Page 3 has returned to The Sun. The...

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 17.01.2015 | 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 | 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.