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A guest at a Dubai hotel said Rebekah Brooks ‘left a gathering to discuss a missing Surrey schoolgirl’

Nineteen blue-chip clients of corrupt private investigators are to be investigated for criminal offences

Exclusive: Blue-chip hacking scandal - at last, the investigations into those on Soca list begin

Nineteen companies probed over criminal offences after years of inaction

Libel costs cut in bid to make justice accessible

People who sue the media for defamation will only have to pay their own lawyers’ fees even if they lose a case, under plans to reduce the cost of justice in libel cases.

Phone hacking: Former Sunday Mirror journalist Dan Evans charged

Dan Evans accused of plotting with unnamed others to intercept voicemails of 'well-known people and those associated with them'

TV channels fined over Michael Jackson and Milly Dowler claims

Two television channels have been fined a total of £22,500 after they featured psychics making claims about singer Michael Jackson and murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler.

9 September: trial date set for Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks

The trail of News International's former chief executive Rebekah Brooks, her husband Charles, the former News of the World editor and Downing Street communications chief, Andy Coulson, and others linked to an alleged illegal phone hacking conspiracy, will begin on 9 September.

A photo issued by Hampshire Police of its new Deputy chief Constable Craig Denholm, who was previously in the same role for Surrey Police

Craig Denholm, officer named in 'amnesia' report over Milly Dowler hacking, lands top role with another force

Craig Denholm will now be Deputy Chief Constable of Hampshire

Carine Patry Hoskins and David Sherborne are accused of 'undermining the integrity of the inquiry'

Press exposes two Leveson lawyers' affair

Claims it could have affected report are denied

David Cameron scored dismally in a poll among party activists

Leveson Report: David Cameron faces defeat in press-regulation vote despite attempts to strike a deal with Nick Clegg

David Cameron is staring a heavy Commons defeat in the face after last-ditch attempts to secure a compromise on press regulation stalled tonight.

Sir Alex Ferguson looks on as Wayne Rooney comes on as a sub

Letter from the Editor: Leveson should blow whistle on those who manipulate the news

Sir Alex Ferguson has barred the Independent from his Carrington press conferences after a report by one our writers detailed his fall-out with Rooney

Hacked Off founder Professor Brian Cathcart

Hacked Off: The lobby group that appeared from nowhere - and assumed the moral high ground

The Hacked Off campaigners are not shy about proclaiming what they have achieved, and what work they still see ahead of them. In an almost evangelical tone, they claim that their high-profile lobbying helped force David Cameron into setting up the Leveson Inquiry, and that victims of press abuse were able to tell their story with Hacked Off’s help.

Officer from Milly Dowler case wants chief constable job

The senior police officer who led the investigation into the disappearance and murder of Milly Dowler, and who has recently been investigated by the police watchdog over his handling of the case, could be Devon and Cornwall’s next chief constable.

Rebekah Brooks, former editor of The Sun and the News of the World

Rebekah Brooks paid £10.8 million compensation after she resigned from News International

But former editor of The Sun and the News of the World would be forced to repay millions if she is convicted of criminal charges relating to her time at the company

David Cameron, Prime Minister: Mr Cameron was one of the last witnesses to the Leveson Inquiry and the judge went out of his way to accept one of his key assertions – that politicians had “got too close to the media”. Leveson said: “The problem is public perception... A way of conducting relationships with the media which leads to a situation in which a public inquiry is needed to take an objective, not to say forensic, look at the matter in order to reassure the public cannot be considered as satisfactory.”

Cameron and Hunt let off lightly with conflict of interest warning

Former Culture Secretary criticised for relationship ‘too close with press’ over role in failed BSkyB deal

Editorial: There is only one flaw in Lord Justice Leveson's epic verdict – but it's a crucial flaw

Mr Cameron is right: legislation would be unnecessary, complex and slow

Leveson Inquiry could become one of David Cameron's greatest regrets

When David Cameron comes to write his memoirs about his spell in office, he may well cite the establishment of the Leveson Report as one of his greatest regrets.

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