News Former Chief Executive of News International, Rebekah Brooks and her husband Charlie leave the Old Bailey

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

David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson

D-Day: Coalition in split over Leveson as Brooks and Coulson face court

In an unprecedented move, Nick Clegg will make a separate response to the Leveson Report

Lord Justice Leveson's report on phone hacking will be published in November, with possible controls on the press

Public doesn't care a jot – or a tittle – about Leveson

Sitting in a newspaper office, it's easy to believe that the Leveson Report is a highly significant moment. But few outside them seem to care

Editorial: No to press legislation

We should remember this: The British press is the best in the world

First part of Leveson Inquiry report to be released next Thursday

The report from the first part of the Leveson Inquiry into press standards is to be released next Thursday.

Piers Morgan edited the Daily Mirror between 1995 and 2004

Mirror Group's own journalists to help lawyer investigating phone-hacking

Employees helping lawyer who launched legal action against Newspaper group

Sven-Goran Eriksson and Shobna Gulati

Now Piers Morgan’s Mirror and The People accused of phone hacking

Two more tabloid newspapers were dragged into the phone-hacking scandal last night with the former England football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson among four people intending to sue the Daily Mirror and the Sunday People.

Tom Crone: The lawyer left NI in the wake of the Dowler phone hacking revelations

Murdoch's ex-legal chief Tom Crone arrested

Tom Crone, the former News International (NI) legal manager who left the company last year after falling out very publicly with the Murdochs, was arrested yesterday as part of Scotland Yard's phone-hacking inquiry.

A court drawing shows, L-R: Miskiw, Thurlbeck, Kuttner, Coulson, Edmondson, Weatherup and Mulcaire in the dock

Dark day for Andy Coulson and Co as wheels of justice begin to turn

Yesterday, the 'News of the World Seven' had their first day in court. Andy McSmith was there

Andy Coulson, Rebekah Brooks and Glenn Mulcaire

Rupert Murdoch's finest brought to trial

Seven key News International lieutenants and one contracted private investigator face 19 phone-hacking charges involving 600 victims

Leading article: At last, hacking charges will be tested in court

The anguish caused makes it desirable that all the evidence be examined openly

Rebekah Brooks vows to 'vigorously defend' herself against hacking charges

Rebekah Brooks has vowed to “vigorously defend” herself against phone hacking charges.

Daily Mail and Daily Mirror guilty of contempt after Milly Dowler case

Two national newspapers were found guilty of contempt of court today over articles published after a killer's conviction for the abduction and murder of schoolgirl Milly Dowler.

Craig Denholm is to be
questioned by the IPCC over
the Milly Dowler case

Senior Surrey police officers investigated over Milly Dowler phone-hacking claims

Surrey force knew for decade that murdered girl’s voicemails were intercepted

Leading article: Two News Corps don't make a right

Rupert Murdoch might, if he chose to, explain his consideration of plans to split News Corp into two as a matter of straightforward financial sense. After all, the media giant's entertainment division accounts for the overwhelming majority of its profits, and shareholders have long wanted it to be shot of the smaller, weaker, and infinitely more troublesome, publishing business.

Cameron at Leveson yesterday

Andrew Grice: Cameron, the forgetful sheriff, dodges silver bullets

He looked uncomfortable at the questions about his relationship with senior Murdoch empire figures

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