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Investors complain about ‘lack of visibility’ around bonus scheme for directors

Letters could provide more details on James Murdoch's involvement

Written evidence from James Murdoch and the solicitors Harbottle & Lewis about their role investigating the phone hacking scandal at the News of the World four years ago could be published as early as this weekend.

Will James Murdoch still be chairman after Thursday?

James Murdoch's position as chairman of BSkyB will be discussed at this Thursday's board meeting ahead of the broadcaster's results on Friday.

Tim Lott: Looking back, I'd have avoided hindsight

Politicians confronting the phone-hacking scandal have a new euphemism for 'I thought I'd get away with it'

Phone-hacking scandal: Keep up at the back!

It's quite confusing, isn't it? Let Matthew Bell guide you through the twists and turns of this Shakespearean drama

Leading article: The police must treat the cover-up as seriously as the crime

James Murdoch has a great deal of explaining to do.

Calls for police to look into James Murdoch's disputed evidence

Scotland Yard considering action after request from Tom Watson

MP contacts Met over Murdoch claims

Claims that James Murdoch knew three years ago that phone hacking at the News of the World was not confined to a single "rogue" reporter have been referred to the police.

Ian Burrell: How an email 'for Neville' became a turning point

The "for Neville" email was released to News International by lawyers representing Gordon Taylor, chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association, who sued the company for damages in July 2007 after an earlier criminal case had heard that he was a victim of phone-hacking by the paper. That criminal case had led to the jailing of the paper's royal editor Clive Goodman in January 2007. In April 2008, James Murdoch – who had been put in charge of News International as the News Corp chief executive and chairman for Europe and Asia in December 2007 – authorised payment to Taylor, following consultation with the editor of the News of the World, Colin Myler, and the paper's general manager, Tom Crone.

Wapping at war as former allies turn on James Murdoch

News of the World's former legal manager and editor dispute committee evidence

How the answers given to MPs have simply raised more questions

Testimonies from the Murdochs and Brooks on Tuesday still leave key gaps in the story

Key News Corp shareholder backs Murdoch

The Saudi billionaire who played a key role in Rebekah Brooks' departure from News International has voiced his full support for Rupert and James Murdoch.

Speaker John Bercow orders protest inquiry

Commons Speaker John Bercow has ordered an "entirely independent" investigation into how a protester was able to throw a plate of shaving foam at Rupert Murdoch in Parliament.

Jemima Khan: Lots of questions but very few answers

Lots of questions and lots of replies but very few answers. James Murdoch relied on the PCC Report of November 2009. The PCC relied on News International assurances. It was the usual circular firing squad.

'You're a very naughty billionaire,' the attacker said

The man in the chequered shirt pushed past me just as Louise Mensch was finishing her question. In his hand was a blue carrier bag. He looked like he was trying to leave in a hurry.

We may still be paying Milly Dowler hacker's bills, admits Murdoch

News Corp has been paying the legal bills of the convicted criminal who is suspected of hacking the mobile phone of the murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler.

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Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

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Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

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Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

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How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

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Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

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Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

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Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?