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Neville Thurlbeck was detained yesterday; James Murdoch has claimed inconsistencies in evidence

Former NOTW chief reporter held over 'witness intimidation'

The former chief reporter of the News of the World was arrested yesterday by police investigating the phone-hacking scandal on suspicion of intimidating a witness.

Neville Thurlbeck was detained yesterday; James Murdoch has claimed inconsistencies in evidence

Ex-NOTW reporter arrested 'for intimidating witness'

Police make their latest move as James Murdoch writes letter to distance himself from wrongdoing

Mood in Wapping: Anger and confusion in the newsroom at shock exit

The mood of mutiny that has existed in the newsrooms of News International since the first arrests of journalists on the News of the World and The Sun simply got angrier and more confused yesterday.

Leading article: Mr Murdoch's humiliating departure

The departure of James Murdoch as executive chairman of News International is not, in the broad sweep of history, an especially momentous event. Still only 39, he held the post for four, not particularly distinguished, years; he moves on to what are believed to be his first loves, global television and New York. In the narrower context of British newspapers, however, and the annals of the Murdoch media empire, his move carries enormous significance and symbolism.

An email hints Colin Myler met James Murdoch, pictured, to discuss the Gordon Taylor payout in May 2008

New doubts cast on Murdoch's claims on Taylor payment

An email hints Colin Myler met Murdoch to discuss the Gordon Taylor payout in May 2008

John Whittingdale (left) and Tom Watson (right) are two MPs on the hacking committee who are feeling divided

Watson's outburst exposes split within hacking committee

Labour MP challenges chairman's insistence that no more witnesses will be summoned

James Murdoch (left) and Tom Watson, who told the NI head:

MPs to rule on James Murdoch's version

MPs will rule on whether James Murdoch told them the truth about when he was informed of the extent of phone hacking at the News of the World.

James Murdoch giving further evidence to the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Live: James Murdoch phone hacking inquiry

James Murdoch is being questioned for the second time by the culture select committee over phone hacking.

James Murdoch faces another grilling today

Murdoch junior is prepped for 'assault on credibility'

James Murdoch is being prepped by a litigation specialist to help explain why he failed to tell MPs of discussions he had with the News of the World editor on the "options" they faced over phone hacking.

NI executives to be challenged on gagging clauses

MPs are to ask former News of the World executives this week whether phone-hacking victims have been offered substantially increased cash settlements from Rupert Murdoch's News International in return for signing gagging agreements.

Murdoch turns down bonus over hacking scandal

James Murdoch, the boss of News Corporation's UK arm, has refused to accept a $6m (£3.7m) bonus in the wake of the phone hacking scandal.

BBC chief criticises James Murdoch

BBC Director-General Mark Thompson has criticised News Corporation boss James Murdoch, warning that "integrity" rather than "profit" is the best way to guarantee broadcasting independence.

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.

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.

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.

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