News of the World

Phone Hacking Went Beyond News International, Says Lawyer

Posted 23.11.2011 | UK

Mark Lewis, the lawyer for victims of phone hacking, has told the Leveson inquiry the practice went beyond the News of the World and News Internationa...

Steve Coogan: I Never Entered A 'Faustian Pact' With The Press

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK

Comedian Steve Coogan has told the inquiry into phone hacking that while he was no "paragon of virtue" he never entered into a "Faustian pact" with jo...

Glenn Mulcaire: I Did Not Delete Milly Dowler's Phone Messages

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Reporter | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK

Private detective Glenn Mulcaire, who hacked phones for the News of the World, “did not delete messages” from the phone of murdered schoolgirl Mil...

Family of Murdered Private Investigator Vow to Keep Fighting

Sam Blackledge | Posted 19.01.2012 | UK
Sam Blackledge

Alastair Morgan lives on the top floor of a high-rise building in north London, shielded by a network of locks, lifts, intercoms and buzzers. It makes...

Hugh Grant Gives Phone Hacking Evidence

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK

Actor Hugh Grant has said he suspects newspapers other than the News of the World of phone hacking. Speaking in the High Court before the Leveson I...

Leveson Inquiry: Milly Dowler's Parents To Give Evidence On Phone Hacking

PA | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK

Milly Dowler's parents will tell the press standards inquiry of the heartbreak they suffered when a private investigator gave them false hope about th...

Why Would I Want to Own John Lennon's Rotten Tooth?

Alan McGee | Posted 20.01.2012 | UK
Alan McGee

I have never owned John Lennon's tooth, and after the NME ran with that story it ended up on 245 different websites all over the world. As I said, it was a funny story, but not true!

Celebs Sienna Miller, Hugh Grant And JK Rowling First To Give Evidence In Leveson Inquiry

PA | Posted 18.01.2012 | UK

Hugh Grant, Sienna Miller and JK Rowling will be among the first witnesses to give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry into press standards next week. ...

Rebekah Brooks Expecting A Baby - But Who's The Mother?

PA | Posted 17.11.2011 | UK

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and her husband are expecting a baby by a surrogate mother, her spokesman said. The couple...

Kate McCann: I Was Mentally Raped By News Of The World

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post Reporter | Posted 17.01.2012 | UK

Kate McCann, the mother of missing Madeleine, felt like she'd been "mentally raped" after details from her private diary were printed in News of the W...

Milly Dowler's Parents 'Had Phones Hacked As They Retraced Her Last Moments'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK

Journalists hacked into the voicemails of Milly Dowler's parents in order to follow them as they retraced their daughter's final moments, it has been ...

Neville Thurlbeck: I Should Have Grown A Spine And Told Brooks About Hacking

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK

Neville Thurlbeck, the former News of the World journalist named in the infamous "For Neville" phone hacking email, has revealed his own version of ev...

Leveson Inquiry: Private Detective Told To 'Become A Journalist' By News Of The World

PA | Posted 16.01.2012 | UK

The News of the World told a private detective he had to "become a journalist" after the paper's royal editor was arrested for phone hacking, the pres...

21 Hacking Victims To Appear Before Hearings

Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.01.2012 | UK

News International cannot rule out the possibility that News of the World staff continued hacking phones even after one of the paper's reporters was j...

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. ...