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Mr Paxman said Mr Morgan explained to him how to access people's phone messages

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Morgan was accused of giving phone-hacking lessons

Phone hacking: Paxman turns up heat on Piers Morgan

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Piers Morgan has responded to the claim that he told Jeremy Paxman how to access people's voicemail messages, branding him an "ungrateful little wretch".

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Failure to plan for Olympics 'may cost firms billions'

A third of City of London firms have made no contingency plans for the Olympics, and only one in 10 are planning to allow staff to work from home.

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FTSE to track UK Plc firms

Canary Wharf group pitches plan for shares list of companies who predominately operate in Britain

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The future of collapsed clothing retailer Aquascutum may be decided in the next week after administrators entered exclusive talks with a potential buyer.

Louis Saha has scored three goals in five games for Spurs

Louis Saha desperate for Champions League chance with Tottenham

Louis Saha has revealed how the pain of missing the 2008 Champions League final is driving him to ensure he plays in next season's competition with Tottenham.

James Moore: Fireworks in store at Barclays meeting

Outlook Barclays' annual meeting on Friday could prove to be the best fireworks display this side of 5 November, or perhaps 4 July if, like the chief executive, Bob Diamond, you are of the transatlantic persuasion.

Lawyer for shot Russian banker to meet UK detectives

The lawyer of the Russian banker who was shot and seriously injured in a suspected contract hit in east London was due to arrive in Britain last night to meet Scotland Yard detectives.

Aquascutum to close Corby factory with loss of 115 jobs

Aquascutum is to shut its factory in Corby - where the company has had a presence for more than 100 years - making 115 staff redundant.

Trespassers 'reach summit of Shard'

A former student who says he scaled Europe's tallest building has claimed he could do so again “tomorrow” in spite of increased security.

Last week wealthy Russian banker German Gorbuntsov was left in a coma after he was shot five times at close range outside his luxury home in Canary Wharf.

Government under pressure to publish names of Russians suspected of links to assassinations

The Government is under pressure to publish the names of Russians suspected of being linked to targeted assassinations amid increasing concerns that London is turning into a playground for mobsters and hit squads.

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