The 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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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 »
The 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 »
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 »
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 »
The New York Times reports that two British lawyers are preparing News of the World phone-hacking related claims in New York.
There have been reports of phone hacking trouble brewing in the US for Rupert Murdoch for months now, after the FBI said it was to investigate News Corp over 9/11 phone hacking claims, but now two prominent lawyers including Mark Lewis are said to be laying the ground work for possible legal action. Read more »
Former chief reporter of the News of the World, Neville Thurlbeck, was this afternoon arrested on suspicion of intimidating a witness.
He has been on bail since April 5 2011 when he was arrested on suspicion of phone hacking. His arrest comes in the same week that Rebekah Brooks and her husband, Charlie Brooks, were arrested along with four others. Read more »