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Murdoch hacking case

Andy Coulson 'knew about hacking' court hears

26 May 2015
David Cameron’s former spin doctor Andy Coulson knew that voicemails on murdered teenager Milly Dowler’s phone had been intercepted, a court heard last week.

From the archive: Fake Sheikh’s connections with crooked cops exposed

18 November 2014
With the 'Fake Sheikh' in the news, this article from our 2014 archive is well worth re-visiting

‘Sun payouts needed Brooks’ approval’

11 November 2014
A damning internal email shows former Sun editor Rebekah Brooks approved all cash payments to public officials.

Rebekah Brooks ignored corruption fears over Daniel Morgan case

22 July 2014
Former Scotland Yard detective Dave Cook has spoken about a meeting with the former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks in 2002.

News in brief

08 July 2014
Daniel Morgan murder panel head appointed | Hillsborough inquests hear police tactics | Met told to co-operate over 'undercover' relationships | Andy Coulson jailed over hacking

The lives of others: the hacking trial and the establishment's corruption

01 July 2014
The phone hacking trial reveals the normally hidden relationship between newspaper barons, journalists and the cops. Simon Basketter lifts the lid on the corruption at the heart of the British establishment, the cosy relationships and the abuses of power

Hacking scandal exposes corrupt rulers behind rotten ideology

01 July 2014
The rotten ruling class hide behind a veneer of ideology—and the hacking scandal has torn it open, writes Simon Basketter

10 July strike is chance to take on the Tories

24 June 2014
The Tories like nothing more than an opportunity to drive down living standards for working class people. Some 800,000 public sector jobs have been slashed since they took office.

Phone hacking trial - Coulson's conviction causes a crisis for David Cameron

24 June 2014
David Cameron and the Tories saw their cover-up of the hacking scandal come back to haunt them this week.

News in-brief

17 June 2014
Police racism not dealt with | Jury out in hacking trial | Lloyd Butler inquest begins | Asian man dies after cop stop

Tony Blair 'advised' Rebekah Brooks before arrest

25 February 2014
Tony Blair offered to act as an “unofficial adviser” to Rebekah Brooks at the height of the phone hacking scandal, the Old Bailey heard last week.

Charlie Brooks 'hid evidence'

14 January 2014
CCTV footage of Rebekah Brooks’s husband Charlie allegedly hiding evidence relating to phone hacking has been shown to a jury.

Hacking prosecutors expose Murdoch press operation

26 November 2013
The trial of former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, and six others at the Old Bailey entered its fourth week this week.

News of the World editors part of hacking ‘conspiracy’

05 November 2013
The trial of former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson and six others at the Old Bailey continues.

Chipping Norton goes on trial

29 October 2013
David Cameron’s former spin doctor Andy Coulson and ex-newspaper chief Rebekah Brooks began their Old Bailey phone hacking trial this week.

List names elite clients of hackers and corrupt cops

30 July 2013
Private investigators were able to delete information from police databases, according to the uncensored version of a police report into illegal trade in personal information.

Political farce brings new press regulation charter

21 March 2013
Cross party agreement introduced obscure legislation to regulate the press this week.

Cop tried to sell hacking story to News of the World

15 January 2013
A senior cop tried to sell information on the phone hacking inquiry to the now defunct News of the World tabloid.

Leveson report will leave much unanswered

27 November 2012
A report into media hacking of phones won’t report this week. Instead, after 16 months, 86 days of public hearings and 474 witnesses, the Leveson Inquiry into the "culture, practice and ethics of the press" will report on Thursday.

Cameron's media mates charged

20 November 2012
Andy Coulson, David Cameron’s former spin doctor, has been charged with illegally paying to get the royal family’s phone numbers.

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