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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.

Revealed: Brooks' past link with Milly private detective

Revelation piles pressure on Murdoch executive whilst advertisers boycott News of the World as scandal grows. Now police contact Soham parents amid fresh allegations

Friendship tested as PM is pressed to order inquiry

David Cameron will today come under intense pressure to give way and order a full public inquiry into telephone hacking by the News of World after the Commons Speaker ordered an emergency debate into the scandal.

Phone hacking probe being hit by celebrity demands

Scotland Yard's ability to investigate criminality in the phone hacking scandal has been "substantially affected" by requests for documents from victims and inquiries from celebrities asking if they were targets, the High Court heard yesterday.

Celebrities seek hacking notes evidence

Celebrities who suspect that phone messages were intercepted by News of the World journalists today asked a High Court judge to give their lawyers access to "surveillance" notes.

Mary Ann Sieghart: We do need to stop the muck-rakers

The editors will protest about loss of free speech. But reports based on privacy intrusion are lazy journalism

Editors involved in phone-hacking should be fired, says Lord Sugar

Editors and newspaper proprietors should face prison if their titles are found to have carried out phone hacking, the Labour peer and television personality Lord Sugar said yesterday.

Leading article: The case for a wider hacking inquiry is now unanswerable

Was Scotland Yard really taking these allegations seriously before this week?

Martin Hickman: These claims cannot be brushed under the carpet

A murky scandal has just become much darker. The suggestion that a private investigator targeted a serving prime minister, the governor of the Bank of England and the commissioner of the Metropolitan Police is, in itself, astonishing.

The Miller's tale: from violated voicemails to an abject apology

The News of the World was desperate for stories about the actress. But it went too far – and yesterday revenge was hers

Ex-Met chief Ali Dizaei may be hacking victim

Former Scotland Yard commander Ali Dizaei said he was "shocked and appalled" today after detectives told him his police phone may have been hacked by the News of the World.

Met turns on its staff over phone hacking

Senior officers at Scotland Yard are 'incandescent' that claims were not investigated properly

Jude Law claims that 'very senior executive' knew of phone-hacking

Judge to investigate actor's allegation during test case / Police say private detective had 400 voicemail numbers

Miller accepts £100,000 phone-hacking damages

Sienna Miller yesterday declared victory in her phone-hacking damages claim against the News of the World after she accepted a £100,000 pay-out and an admission that the paper had used information from her voicemails to publish articles on her relationship with actor Jude Law.

Jude Law launches legal action against 'News of the World'

Jude Law and a high-profile solicitor who represents the Alfie actor and the England footballer Ashley Cole are the two latest alleged victims of phone-hacking by the News of the World to sue Rupert Murdoch’s News Group media empire for damages.

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