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Yates Of The Yard Cleared Of Misconduct By IPCC

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK

Former assistant commissioner John Yates has been cleared by the Independent Police Complaints Commission of misconduct. Yates had been accused of ...

Glenn Mulcaire Notebooks Suggest He Hacked For Sun And Mirror

PA | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK

Private detective Glenn Mulcaire's notebooks suggest he hacked phones for the Sun and the Mirror as well as for a series of News of the World journali...

Leveson Warns Newspapers Not To Target Phone Hacking Critics

PA | Posted 14.01.2012 | UK

The chairman of the public inquiry into press standards has warned editors against targeting people who speak out against intrusion by journalists. ...

Phone Hacking: Times Editor Criticises Tom Watson Over Mafia Comment

The Guardian | Posted 14.01.2012 | UK

The editor of the Times has criticised the Labour MP who last week compared News International to the mafia, saying the remark made the politician loo...

Former News Of The World Executive Linked To Mail On Sunday

Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Reporter | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK

A former senior executive at News of the World worked for the Mail on Sunday days before he was linked to computer hacking, it has emerged. Alex Ma...

Public Trust In Newspapers Falls To 38% After Hacking Scandal

PA | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK

The phone-hacking scandal has "corroded" trust in the media and only 38% of people believe what they read in newspapers, a study has revealed. Acco...

News of the World Phone Hacking Saga: If the Police Want To Get Serious, Bring it on!

Alan_McGee | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK
Alan_McGee

On Thursday the Metropolitan Police got back in touch regarding the News of the World hacking saga. The next stage for me is travelling to see them at the end of the week. So far all the information I've been told is the numbers found on the notebook of some 'journalist', and subsequently recognised as being mine, along with a postcode, which I also recognised as mine! One of the numbers was my old answerphone number, so let's see where this now goes - I can see this getting interesting...

James Murdoch Delivered His Own Message From the Script of The Godfather

Damian Collins | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK Politics
Damian Collins

Spying on lawyers, paying police officers, hacking phones, buying silence; as we listened to the litany of charges against News Corporation I think James Murdoch had also come to our parliamentary select committee to deliver his own message straight from the script of The Godfather

Chairman Of BBC Trust: No To Statutory Regulation Of Press

PA | Posted 13.01.2012 | UK Politics

Lord Patten, the chairman of the BBC Trust, has argued against statutory regulation of newspapers in a lecture at the Society of Editors' annual confe...

The Week That Was

Carla Buzasi | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

So, James Murdoch was "disingenuous" during this week's select committee hearing into The News of the World phone hacking saga. We probably could have predicted that outcome in advance of the event; what would have been more difficult to predict was that an investigation into journalistic (mal)practice could turn so quickly into an argument about female MPs' working hours. I don't actually care whether Louise Mensch's actions were 'display parenting' or 'parental grandstanding', rather than just articulating the basic facts, as some have suggested. However, I do care that she has highlighted the reality of having a demanding career and balancing a family at the same time. And I speak as someone who doesn't even have children.

Phone-Hack Squad Examining '300m Emails'

Press Gazette | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK

Scotland Yard's phone-hacking squad is working its way through 300 million emails from News International, the force's chief has disclosed. ...

MPs Reaction To James Murdoch's Second Evidence Session

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK Politics

James Murdoch has robustly defended himself in front of Parliament's inquiry into phone hacking at the News of the World, insisting that he knew nothi...

Rebekah Brooks Thought Tom Watson Was 'Mad'

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK

Rebekah Brooks had a “pathological” hate for phone hacking MP Tom Waston and thought he was “mad,” it has emerged. During the grilling of N...

James Murdoch Accused Of Being Mafia Boss By Tom Watson

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 10.01.2012 | UK

James Murdoch was sensationally accused of being a Mafia boss by Tom Watson as he faced a fierce grilling over News of the World phone hacking on Thur...

James Murdoch and the Hacking Scandal: Cock Up or Conspiracy? Please Vote Now

Mark Lewis | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Politics
Mark Lewis

With Murdoch back before the Media Select Committee today, let me share a few of my own thoughts on the evidence we've heard so far.

The "Hackgate" Chronicles; Showdown #2

Callum Jones | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK
Callum Jones

James Murdoch, once a man presumed by all to takeover one of the most powerful media empires on the planet, has been brought to the brink. At 11am on Thursday, he has a chance to turn his luck around. The odds in his favour may be tiny, but his potential gains are colossal.

LIVE: James Murdoch Before MPs Culture Committee For Second Time

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Politics

James Murdoch is facing the Commons Culture Committee for a second time, as MPs investigate whether the News International chief misled parliament in ...

Neville Thurlbeck 'Refused' To Give Evidence Against News International

PA | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK

The News of the World's former chief reporter has claimed he has refused a police offer to give evidence against his ex-employers. Neville Thurlbec...

James Murdoch Prepares For Second Commons Grilling Over Phone Hacking

PA | Posted 09.01.2012 | UK Politics

News International executive chairman James Murdoch is preparing for a make-or-break appearance before Parliament as he returns for his second grillin...

Prince William, Daniel Radcliffe and Gary Lineker 'Followed' By News Of The World

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Reporter | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

Prince William, Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe and former England footballer Gary Lineker were all covertly surveyed by News of the World, it has...

Phone Hacking Exclusive: Police Investigate If Alan McGee Was Hacked

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

Alan McGee, the founder of Creation Records, has been told he could have had his phone hacked by News of the World. He was informed in a letter tha...

Phone Hacking: Now I'm Involved in the News of the World Scandal

Alan_McGee | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK
Alan_McGee

It turns out that my name has popped up in the News of the World phone hacking case and they are investigating as I type. In truth, I would have been gutted to think I wasn't worth at least a little hack! Imagine being deemed by the people at News of the World as not being in the the top 8,000 most interesting people? Joking aside, if the police confirm that I have indeed been hacked, I will still sue. The joke to me is that in the period they are talking about, whoever had the pleasure to get into my voicemail would have been faced with hour-long Courtney Love rambles about her new songs at 5am UK time.

Rebekah Brooks Received £1.7m Pay-Off and Chauffeur-Driven Limousine

Guardian | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

Rebekah Brooks, the former News of the World editor who resigned as chief executive of News International at the height of the phone-hacking scandal, ...

Authorities must root out corruption in cricket

Sam Blackledge | Posted 02.01.2012 | UK
Sam Blackledge

REMEMBER the News of the World? Just four months have passed since the paper was closed in the wake of the phone hacking scandal and already it has pa...

Phone Hacking: 5,800 Possible Victims, Police Claim

PA | Posted 03.01.2012 | UK

The number of possible victims of phone hacking by the News of the World now stands at close to 5,800, police have said. As of Thursday the total f...