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“Shock” and “anxiety” ran through the editorial floor of the News of the World the day two people were arrested in 2006 in connection with phone hacking. The description, from the former News International staff journalist Dan Evans, was told to the jury at the phone hacking trial.

Andy Coulson 'paid by Murdoch while working for PM'

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Ian Burrell: Latest revelations will have MPs scenting blood

Just how damaging is this letter written by the News of the World's former royal editor Clive Goodman in 2 March 2007? It is a dangerous weapon – now that it is in the hands of detectives and some very unhappy members of the House of Commons Culture Media and Sport Committee, who feel they have been led on a wild goose chase by executives at News International.

Phone-Hacking: The Smoking Gun

News International executives were told four years ago that phone hacking was rife at the News of the World and subsequently paid a jailed employee a quarter of a million pounds after he claimed that Andy Coulson authorised and then tried to hide the extent of it at the newspaper when he was editor.

Murdochs savaged in withering attack by their own lawyers

Harbottle & Lewis was criticised for its analysis of emails which allegedly contained 'obvious' evidence of criminality

Leading article: Explanations are required over hacking

There can be no excuses now. The latest revelations in the phone-hacking scandal have finally torpedoed News International's "rogue reporter" defence.

Andy Coulson faces new hacking questions

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson today faced fresh questions over his role in the phone-hacking scandal after MPs released documents claiming the practice was "widely discussed" at the newspaper.

Former NOTW man arrested after flying back from America

Police investigating the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World (NOTW) have made their 12th arrest. The paper's former news editor Greg Miskiw, 61, was held after reporting by appointment at a London police station yesterday.

Lawyers 'furious' over criticism in hacking scandal

Law firm to 'explain its position' to police after Murdoch accuses it of making a 'massive mistake'

MPs to quiz executives on James Murdoch's evidence

Politicians recall witnesses to explain inconsistencies

Concerns at MoD over minister's private briefings to the Murdochs

Government officials last night questioned the "unusual" private defence briefings Liam Fox, the Secretary of State for Defence, has given to Rupert and James Murdoch – briefings which were in stark contrast to the practice at the end of the previous government.

Calls for police to look into James Murdoch's disputed evidence

Scotland Yard considering action after request from Tom Watson

Glenn Mulcaire legal fees to be stopped

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp announced today that it is to stop paying the legal fees of the private investigator jailed in the phone-hacking scandal.

MPs accuse Met of 'catalogue of failures'

MPs have deplored News International's attempt to "deliberately thwart" the original investigation into phone hacking but also accused the Metropolitan Police of a "catalogue of failures".

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