News of the World phone tapping scandal
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IT WAS the Sienna Miller case wot done it. Appearing before the culture, media and sport select committee last week, James Murdoch and Rebekah Brooks confirmed for the first time that it was the actress's decision to sue the News of the World for hacking into her voicemail which finally brought the house of cards tumbling down.
TEN members of staff at Scotland Yard's directorate of public affairs (DPA) have previously worked for News International, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson said today.
Until recently John Yates was seen as a safe pair of hands at Scotland Yard, a clever copper with a record of investigating high-profile and controversial cases.
Prime Minister David Cameron has a "whole series of unanswered questions" to address about his relationship with Rebekah Brooks and the Murdochs, Ed Miliband insisted today.
The Metropolitan Police put no allegations to Rebekah Brooks during nine hours of interviews, her solicitor said today as he described the decision to arrest her as causing "enormous reputational damage".
The Serious Fraud Office will give "full consideration" to calls for it to launch an investigation into Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, a spokeswoman said today.
Prime Minister David Cameron today defended his decision to continue a two-day trade mission to Africa at a time of escalating crisis at home over phone-hacking and police links with the media.
John Yates, the police officer who refused to reopen the News of the World phone hacking inquiry in 2009, has resigned.
Ed MILIBAND will today blame the phone hacking scandal on a culture of "irresponsibility" that also led to the banking crisis and MPs' abuse of their expenses.
ANGER over the phone- hacking scandal escalated in the United States yesterday when one of President Barak Obama's leading allies warned that the Murdoch empire was "exploding and unravelling".
RUPERT Murdoch's daughter Elisabeth was yesterday forced to deny claims that she had made a "furious" attack on Rebekah Brooks's handling of the phone-hacking scandal at News International.
THE Sun newspaper has been dragged into the News International phone hacking scandal after film star Jude Law launched legal action against the top-selling tabloid.
THE departure of the News of the World from the newsagents' shelves has sparked a raft of price cuts and special offers among former rivals of the best-selling tabloid.
THE Scottish National Party's links with News International were criticised by Labour yesterday as the Sun newspaper published an exclusive interview with John Swinney and his wife Elizabeth Quigley.
IT WAS as graphic an illustration as possible that it is indeed money that talks. For ten days Rebekah Brooks had clung on, despite calls for her resignation from across the political spectrum, and in spite of the shocking stories of phone hacking at the News of the World which had gone on during her watch.
MAX Mosley has wrought revenge on News of the World for publishing stories about his sex life by agreeing to fund lawsuits by alleged hacking victims.
JAMES Murdoch is expected to be grilled over his relationship with SNP First Minister Alex Salmond and any deal that was struck to win News International's backing for the Nationalists in this year's Holyrood election.
RUPERT Murdoch held his head in his hands and apologised profusely to the family of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler at the end of yet another extraordinary day for his media empire.