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Police uncover evidence suggesting News of the World ‘ordered burglary’

The final cover of the News of the World after it closed in 2011 following phone hacking revelationsThe Independent reports today on another twist in the News of the World phone hacking story as it reports that police have evidence that suggests a private detective agency carried out a burglary while working for the now defunct News International-owned tabloid.

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Former News International lawyer Tom Crone is latest to be arrested

It is being widely reported that Tom Crone, the former head of legal at News International, has been arrested by Metropolitan police detectives investigating phone hacking.

He is the third News International member of staff, past and present, to be arrested in the last few days.  Read more on Former News International lawyer Tom Crone is latest to be arrested…

Sunday Mirror reporter is one of two journalists arrested as Elveden spreads

A Sunday Mirror journalist,  Justin Penrose, is one of two journalists who have been arrested today by Police officers from Scotland Yard investigating allegations of payments to public officials.

Trinity Mirror confirmed that one of the two journalists arrested is Sunday Mirror crime correspondent Penrose whose arrest signals the widening of the Operation Elveden  investigation beyond News International. Read more on Sunday Mirror reporter is one of two journalists arrested as Elveden spreads…

Rebekah Brooks to be charged over phone hacking

Rebekah Brooks to be charged over phone hackingThe BBC is reporting that Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie are to be charged with perverting the course of justice as part of the Metropolitan Police investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World.

If found guilty, Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, could face a prison sentence. Read more on Rebekah Brooks to be charged over phone hacking…

Cameron texted Rebekah Brooks before she quit NI, claims biography

David Cameron: Practically a ConservativeMore 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 on Cameron texted Rebekah Brooks before she quit NI, claims biography…

Rupert Murdoch emails staff after “not fit” dressing down by parliamentary committee

After harsh criticism of him personally and his company’s conduct by a UK parliamentary committee, which said Rupert Murdoch was “not fit” to have “stewardship of a major international company”, the News Corporation CEO has sent an email to all staff.

In the email he said that the company “should have acted more quickly to uncover wrongdoing and deeply regretted what took place during years of phone hacking. Read more on Rupert Murdoch emails staff after “not fit” dressing down by parliamentary committee…

Mayor Boris Johnson revealed to have News International links

Boris Johnson tried to get cash sponsorship cash from News International as it faced serious hacking chargesThe 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 on Mayor Boris Johnson revealed to have News International links…

Live blog – Murdoch at the Leveson inquiry, day two

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 on Live blog – Murdoch at the Leveson inquiry, day two…

Police arrest three more in hacking investigation

The police have confirmed that three more people have been arrested in the on going phone hacking investigation, including the Sun’s royal editor.

This morning people at private addresses in Kent and Lancashire, following a parliamentary investigation into allegations of inappropriate payments to police and public officials. Read more on Police arrest three more in hacking investigation…

Sun on Sunday circulation settles at 2.6 million

The Sun is thought to have sold arouynd 2.6m copies of the second edition of its Sunday edition yesterday, according to early industry estimates quoted by the Guardian.

Last week Rupert Murdoch offered “unofficial estimate” of 3.26m sales for Sunday Sun debut suggesting it dropped more than 500,000 in its second week.

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