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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.

News International knew hacking was widespread in 2007

Evidence of cover-up emerges as Murdoch's bid for BSkyB looks doomed

Phone hacking officer apologises

A senior Scotland Yard detective has expressed his "extreme regret" that he did not act to reopen police inquiries into phone hacking two years ago.

Farewell to a Great British institution

David Randall tells the story of The News of the World – using many of its own words

John O'Connor: The suspects are in charge of the case

News International and the Metropolitan Police are looking into corruption at Wapping. But face-saving is their priority

Police to interview Brooks under caution

Rebekah Brooks will be questioned by detectives over what she knew about the hacking scandal, it emerged last night.

Was David Cameron a hacking target?

David Cameron could have been among the phone-hacking targets at the News of the World, it emerged last night.

Harriet Walker: Could Kate and William be the new Katie and Peter?

Yesterday's newspapers featured a groomed and glamorous young couple dressed in identikit cowboy outfits, resplendent in ten gallon hats, "giddy up, pardner" shirts and rootin', tootin' belt clasps.

Mary Dejevsky: Condemning Murdoch is too easy

It's convenient for some people that an impression is being created that these practices were unique to News International

Jemima Khan: 'I'm a member of the hacked club'

For victims of the News of the World hacking scandal, not knowing the full extent of the invasion of their privacy is horrible. They include Jemima Khan, who details the long, painful process of trying to find out the truth

Independent Voices 5x15: Hacked off with free speech

With phone hacking, injunctions, super-injunctions, libel, the Arab Spring, Twitter privacy and Google in China all high on the public agenda, the issue of Free Speech – and its limits – has never been more pertinent.

Forces and families unite in anger at 'enemy within'

The claims that Rupert Murdoch's media group, which had proclaimed it printed the papers "that support our boys", may instead have been hacking the telephones of bereaved families of dead soldiers has led to anger and revulsion within the British military.

Another murder case linked to illegal phone hacking

The investigation into the death of Essex teenager Danielle Jones could be re-examined after the inquiry into the voicemail hacking scandal found that mobile phones linked to her may have been targeted by a private investigator working for the News of the World.

Leading article: This grubby scandal takes on a dark new significance

This was not only a disgusting intrusion – it interfered with an urgent police investigation
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