Hugh Grant

The joys and hazards of school Shakespeare plays

From trying to impress the girls as King Lear, to false beards that are just not up to the job, there's no Shakespeare like a school Shakespeare. Actors and 'Independent' contributors look back

Hacked Off: The lobby group that appeared from nowhere - and assumed

The Hacked Off campaigners are not shy about proclaiming what they have achieved, and what work they still see ahead of them. In an almost evangelical tone, they claim that their high-profile lobbying helped force David Cameron into setting up the Leveson Inquiry, and that victims of press abuse were able to tell their story with Hacked Off’s help.

Dacre ordered to reappear in front of Leveson inquiry

Paul Dacre, the editor-in-chief of Associated Newspapers, publishers of the Daily Mail, has been given a "not negotiable" order to reappear before the Leveson Inquiry this Thursday. In a direction laced with controlled anger, Lord Justice Leveson said his review would not fit its business around Mr Dacre's schedule. He declined an appeal by Mr Dacre's lawyer, Jonathan Caplan QC, to answer questions in writing.

Dowlers to testify over 'despicable act'

Revelations that Milly Dowler's phone had been hacked propelled a newspaper scandal into a matter of public outrage. Today the murdered schoolgirl's parents will be the first witnesses before Lord Justice Leveson's inquiry into media ethics and practice, sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice.