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The private investigator regularly commissioned by senior editors at the News of the World was "generally known" by staff to be part of the paper's "special investigations team", the Old Bailey has heard.

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Phone hacking trial: Kate Middleton and Boris Johnson on 'list of targets' and receptionist told Wayne Rooney to leave massage parlour 'before his career was destroyed'

The England striker Wayne Rooney was told by the receptionist of a Liverpool massage parlour to cover his face and get out “before he was destroyed and his career was over,” the phone-hacking trial heard yesterday.

A whole new scandal that could damage The Sun

With these latest arrests Scotland Yard has opened up a whole new flank in its hacking inquiry – with enormous implications for Rupert Murdoch's News International.

Rebekah Brooks

Ian Burrell: Day of reckoning over phone hacking will see most of News International's former hierarchy in the dock

The day of reckoning over phone hacking is almost upon us and almost the entire former hierarchy of News International will be standing in the dock. No wonder Rupert Murdoch quietly dropped his directorship of the company at the weekend.

JACK MCCONNELL: The former First Minister said his phone number was found in the notes of Glenn Mulcaire

Former Scottish leader 'a victim of phone hacking'

The former First Minister of Scotland Jack McConnell has become the latest high-profile political target of phone hacking by Rupert Murdoch's News International.

Koo Stark to sue News Corp over hacking

American actress Koo Stark is set to launch legal action in the US against Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

Jude Law's personal assistant is one of five people the Met is compensating

Met admits illegally covering up hacking

The Metropolitan Police yesterday admitted it had unlawfully failed to tell five high-profile individuals, including the former deputy prime minister John Prescott, that their voicemail messages had been hacked by the News of the World.

Private investigator attempts to gag media

The jailed private detective at the centre of the News of the World's phone hacking scandal is taking legal action to prevent the media reporting any details of News International's illegal operations that could be revealed in a trial scheduled to begin later this month.

Scotland Yard tells Liam Fox that his phone was hacked

Liam Fox, the former defence secretary, was the subject of a phone-hacking operation by a private detective who had worked for the News of the World, Scotland Yard has discovered.

Ian Burrell: We shouldn't keep victims of dark arts in the dark

I have seen the Operation Motorman files and the thousands of names of targeted individuals. Some of them are instantly recognisable as high-profile figures from the worlds of entertainment, politics and sport. Others are members of the public who are not household names, but came on to the radar of the media, which paid a private detective to check them out.

Joan Smith outside the Royal Courts of Justice yesterday

Joan Smith: I've waited for this ever since they told me I'd been hacked

Yesterday confirmed the degree of suspicion that was created between husbands and their wives

Daniel Sanderson's byline appeared on the story about the McCann diaries

'Silent Shadow' sheds light on six years of snooping

Private detective says he was made a journalist by NOTW so paper could claim it did not employ outside investigators

Amol Rajan: Brooks' career is a parable of modern Fleet Street

The career of Rebekah Brooks is a parable of modern Fleet Street. More than any other female British journalist of her generation, she has championed journalism which is wanton, opportunistic, inhumane, and hypocritical.

Amol Rajan: Brooks' career is a parable of modern Fleet Street

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Glenn Mulcaire fights for legal fees from News Group Newspapers

There was "nothing exotic, unusual or improper" in an arrangement in which News Group Newspapers would pay private investigator Glenn Mulcaire's legal fees, a judge heard today.

Milly Dowler message-deletion could have been automatic

Messages on murdered teenager Milly Dowler's mobile phone may have been "automatically" removed, a judge chairing an inquiry into press standards was told today.

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