News Former correspondent of the News of the World and Sunday Mirror Dan Evans arrives at the Old Bailey

Journalist tells jury at the Old Bailey he had been caught up in 'an enormous conspiracy'

Rebekah Brooks talked about texts from the Prime Minister – but did not mention any emails

David Cameron, Rebekah Brooks and the emails kept from Leveson

Prime Minister took legal advice on withholding dozens of 'embarrassing' messages from judicial inquiry

Editorial: Survival kit for Mr Cameron

He saw himself as the heir to Blair, but had not done the spadework in Opposition

'Brangelina' find themselves on victims' list

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were named as phone-hacking victims yesterday, propelling the scandal on to Hollywood's A-list.

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

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

Camnesia: Total lack of recall - what the PM 'forgot'

The 22 key events and conversations going to the heart of the Government’s relationship with the Murdoch empire - that the PM can't remember...

Sheridan's staged life story faces a rewrite

The rise and fall of Tommy Sheridan, the controversial Scottish politician, is to be turned into a "tragi-comedy" by the creator of Rab C Nesbitt.

Amol Rajan: After this morning, Leveson
has to ask Osborne to give evidence

QC reveals explosive new evidence of text messages

involving Hunt, Murdoch and Chancellor

Matthew Norman on Monday: Andy Coulson, Rebekah Brooks and a strange outbreak of mass amnesia

Amnesia has many potential causes, and some are more obvious than others. In the 1945 noir classic The Lost Weekend, for example, alcoholism robs Ray Milland of recall, but with the 2010 remake shot at Dorneywood, the memory loss is harder to explain.

Joan Smith: Why are we paying for the PM's lawyers?

Many of the questions Cameron faces are about a personal relationship

Andy Coulson will appear at the Leveson Inquiry this week

Leveson is urged to reverse ruling on witness statements

Concern over ministerial advisers' role ahead of testimony that could damage Government

Leading article: So what might ministers have to fear?

The inquiry into the role of the press and the police in the phone-hacking scandal was announced by the Prime Minister last July. It opened, under Lord Justice Leveson, in November.

David Cameron and Jeremy Hunt named as core participants at Leveson Inquiry

Prime Minister David Cameron and Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt were today given the right to see Leveson Inquiry documents and witness statements in advance.

David Cameron and his head of operations, Liz Suggs

Cameron calls for Liz after week from hell

Turmoil at No 10

Ian Burrell: NI's standards committee once looked like a fig leaf. Now some say it's the enemy within

The Management and Standards Committee is being criticised for throwing journalists to the wolves

Tom Watson is one of those who has changed forever the media and political culture in the UK

Ten people who changed the world: Tom Watson, MP who shook the world of British politics

Whether in the cut-throat field of politics or the fashion industry's corridors of power, this year they left our planet a better place. Celebrate 10 of the best, nominated by Independent writers

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The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

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Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
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From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
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Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

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Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
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The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there
The 12 ways of Christmas: Spare a thought for those who will be working to keep others safe during the festive season

The 12 ways of Christmas

We speak to a dozen people who will be working to keep others safe, happy and healthy over the holidays
Birdwatching men have a lot in common with their feathered friends, new study shows

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Famous diaries: Christmas week in history

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From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

From noble to narky, the fall of the open letter

The great tradition of St Paul and Zola reached its nadir with a hungry worker's rant to Russell Brand, says DJ Taylor
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A Christmas ghost story by Alison Moore

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