Phone Hacking Scandal

Rebekah Brooks' First Day in the Office

Ian Kirby | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK
Ian Kirby

As News UK's new chief executive officer settles herself under her new desk at the Baby Shard it is a good time to ask which Rebekah Brooks started work today? Was it the flame haired networker of the early Noughties with a contact book to die for

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...

Phone Hacking Is Forever

Mark Oaten | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK
Mark Oaten

The people who hacked my phone and appeared outside my house a cold January morning over eight years ago, bringing my career and life as I knew it to a end, are now all in jail. And with the latest phone hacking scandal, I should feel the wheel has turned; perhaps a sense of revenge or justice.

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.

Tom Watson Talks Phone Hacking And Whether Murdoch Could Face Future Charges

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

Despite the fallout of the phone hacking scandal, the first part of which reached a dénouement earlier this week with a guilty charge for former News...

Glenn Mulcaire Accessed Identities Of People On Witness Protection Programme

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

Self-confessed phone hacker Glenn Mulcaire accessed the new identities of individuals put under witness protection but Scotland Yard took no action, i...

Jack Sommers

Sex, Lies And Audiotape: The Phone Hacking Scandal's Key Moments | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK

It had all the makings of a Hollywood script with the A-list star-power to match, but the phone hacking verdicts bring to an end one of the most high ...

'I Made A Pretty Crap Decision' - Police Officer Who Didn't Reopen Phone Hacking Probe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

Shortly before resigning from the Met, John Yates referred to his decision not to re-open the phone hacking investigation in 2009 as "a pretty crap on...

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....

Why Did China Just Accuse The US Of A 'Gross Violation Of Human Rights'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK Tech

China has accused the United States of using the internet to spy on its leaders "in complete disregard of moral integrity". The report - published ...

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...

Ex-NoTW Reporter Denies Pocketing Cash Meant For Sources

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK

A former News of the World reporter has denied pocketing cash which was meant to pay his sources for stories. Ex-royal editor Clive Goodman was bei...

Phone Hacking Trial Hears That Glenn Mulcaire Targeted Boris Johnson, Kate Middleton

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK

The phones of London mayor Boris Johnson and the future Duchess of Cambridge were targeted for hacking by the News of the World, according to a note d...

Old Bailey Hears Coulson Knew About Blunkett's Affair Through Phone Hacking

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK

Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor, approached former Home Secretary David Blunkett in 2004 to reveal that the newspaper had evidence t...

Intercepts Of Murdered Milly Dowler's Phone Gave Parents 'Agony Of Hope'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK

In what is certain to be one of the more disturbing sessions of the phone hacking trial, the jury heard on Thursday about journalists at the News of t...

Queen Signs Royal Charter On Press Regulation

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

A Royal Charter governing the regulation of Britain's press has been signed by The Queen despite a late attempt to stop the motion via a legal injunct...

Murdoch Expected to Avoid Commons Questions Over Hacking Comments

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK

Rupert Murdoch is likely to escape a recall to to the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee in spite of recent comments over phone hacking...

An Arrogant 'Concession'

Professor Brian Cathcart | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Politics
Professor Brian Cathcart

We have a Royal Charter that has been approved by every single party in Parliament. It is backed by the mass of public opinion. And it is based on the recommendations of a year-long, judge-led public inquiry of remarkable thoroughness. And now the people who run some of our big newspaper corporations - an industry condemned by that inquiry for 'wreaking havoc in the lives of innocent people' - say they have made a concession towards it.

Fergie Settles With News Group Newspapers Over Phone Hacking

PA | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK

The Duchess of York settled her phone hacking damages claim at the High Court on Friday, receiving a public apology and damages. The announcement c...

Leveson: Press Restrictions Will Not Be as Effective as Proper Use of Existing Criminal Laws

Dan Ehrlich | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK
Dan Ehrlich

Any press regulation or regulatory agency will only affect press content and press freedom. They would have little or no effect on illegal activities. These can best be detected by the police and reports to the police or other legal authorities.

Piers Morgan Filmed Discussing Phone Hacking With Charlotte Church

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.11.2012 | UK

Footage of then Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan discussing phone hacking with singer Charlotte Church in 2003 has been exclusively obtained by Channe...

Leveson: What the Public Really Want

Peter Kellner | Posted 27.01.2013 | UK Politics
Peter Kellner

In general, the public trust neither politicians nor journalists. It is this double distrust that informs the results of three Leveson-related surveys that YouGov has recently conducted.

What Did Murdoch Say 17 Times At Leveson?

Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

For your average punter, the Leveson Inquiry seems have gone on and on and on and... Well, the hacks at Press Association have clearly had some tim...

Ex-Sun Editor Attacks Press Regulation After Savile Case

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

Kelvin Mackenzie, former editor of The Sun, has launched a stinging attack on press regulation in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal and the subseq...

Sun Journalists Arrested In Phone Hacking Probe

PA | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK

A serving police officer and two Sun journalists, including one from south-east London, have been arrested by detectives investigating alleged corrupt...