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Murdoch hacking case

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.

More embarrassing texts from David Cameron's editor chum

06 November 2012
David Cameron faces fresh calls to release 150 unseen messages he shared with former News International boss Rebekah Brooks, and her colleagues.

Did News International order burglary of Hillsborough campaigner’s home?

15 September 2012
Hillsborough campaigner Sheila Coleman’s home was broken into more than once—and her address book and papers about the case stolen. The question is: who did it?

We're definitely in this together - LOL!

19 June 2012
David Cameron gave evidence to the Leveson inquiry last week. He said, "I can’t remember if it was me or someone else, who suggested, come on, there’s nothing to hide here, just answer the question."

Leveson Inquiry: Rich don't need deals

12 June 2012
David Cameron is likely to forget more than where he left his daughter this week. The Tory toff is set to give evidence at the Leveson inquiry after Socialist Worker went to press.

What's behind Warsi stories?

05 June 2012
Tory Party chairman Lady Warsi faces an inquiry into breaches of the ministerial code.

Did Andy Coulson lie in Sheridan trial?

05 June 2012
David Cameron’s former spin doctor Andy Coulson was arrested and charged with perjury by Strathclyde Police on Wednesday of last week.

Cameron clings to Hunt - but can't escape hacking scandal

05 June 2012
David Cameron is clinging tightly to culture secretary Jeremy Hunt. He hopes that by keeping Hunt in office the hacking scandal will stay one step removed from him.

Andy Coulson charged with perjury over Sheridan trial

31 May 2012
David Cameron’s former spin doctor Andy Coulson was charged with perjury last night (Wednesday) over evidence he gave on oath while working for the Tories.

A cabinet of sleaze right up to the top

29 May 2012
Sleaze and scandal stalk this government. David Cameron is under pressure and is desperate to avoid being caught in the mire. But it’s getting harder for him to do so.

A history of collusion, corruption and whitewash

29 May 2012
The corridors of power at Scotland Yard swirl with unlimited self-regard. Scandal leads to closing ranks and the odd scapegoat being charged, a larger number of officers retiring or transferring and an inquiry that produces a whitewash.

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