ITV has issued a statement saying it has taken disciplinary action against staff on its morning magazine programme, This Morning, following an incident last week that saw former children’s TV presenter, Phillip Schofield, hand the Prime Minister a list of alleged paedophiles during a live interview.
The surprise moment left many shocked and was widely condemned as an ”outrageous stunt”.
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It is being reported this morning that former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been arrested in connection with alleged perjury charges.
Coulson, the Prime Minister David Cameron’s former head of communications, was arrested by Strathclyde Police officers in London on Wednesday morning, according to a report by STV. Read more »
More details of the closeness of the relationship between David Cameron and Rebekah Brooks have emerged as the former News International chief executive prepares to go before the Leveson inquiry this week.
It has emerged in a biography that Cameron texted Brooks in the week she quit as News International boss over the phone-hacking scandal. The book claims that Cameron told her to her to keep her head up. Read more »
With last week’s Leveson inquiry featuring James and Rupert Murdoch, here, here and here, the stage has been set for another riveting piece of media television as Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks take to the stand next week.
The appearance of the former News of the World editor and N0 10′s head of communications, Coulson, could make very uncomfortable viewing for David Cameron. Read more »
The BBC is reporting that London Mayor Boris Johnson tried to cosy up to News International and sign commercial deals with the newspaper group even as the Metropolitan Police were investigating it over phone hacking.
The Conservative Party’s Johnson, who is faces an election on Thursday against Labour’s Ken Livingstone, had responsibility for Scotland Yard Mayor, but still tried to get Rupert Murdoch’s company to sponsor a planned cable car and a new academy in east London. Read more »
We’re back with more live coverage of News Corporation chief executive Rupert Murdoch at the Leveson inquiry.
Today he’s covered the period relating to the phone hacking scandal and the closure of the News of the World and admitted personally failure. Read more »
James Murdoch’s appearance at the Leveson Inquiry has shone an uncomfortable light on News Corporation’s abandoned takeover of BSkyB and Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt’s role in the process.
Emails released as part of the inquiry suggest Hunt was in close contact with News Corp during the Autumn of 2010 as the media giant tried to gain full control of BSkyB. Read more »
Tom Watson MP, Labour’s Deputy Chair, has written to David Cameron following a report in the Mail on Sunday headlined “How Number 10 misled MoS about Cameron and that police horse”.
Yesterday, the MoS revealed that Cameron was under further pressure over the ‘Horsegate’ controversy following new claims about his links with disgraced ex-News International boss Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie Brooks: Read more »
The Prime Minister David Cameron has admitted riding Rebekah Brooks’s ex-police horse, and apologised for three days of “confusion” about the affair, according to the Telegraph which has pursued the story like a trust worthy hound. Read more »