Charlotte Church

Charlotte Church: 'Why did I settle the case? Because I found out

Charlotte Church yesterday accepted £600,000 from News International to bring her phone-hacking case to a close. She tells James Cusick how her treatment at the hands of Rupert Murdoch's team alienated her friends, brought her career to a standstill – and drove her mother close to suicide

Album: Charlotte Church, Back to Scratch (Dooby Records)

With song titles like "Unravelling" and "The Story Of Us", it's tempting to read this as Church's divorce album, although a millionaire since her teens singing about "our couch we spent months trying to buy" counsels against seeking autobiography.

The tale of two twelves

Gavin Henson has always been the centre of attention but in this Six Nations he has shone only on the pitch. Now, in stark contrast to his opposite number in England's ranks, he is preparing for Grand Slam glory. James Corrigan reports