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Revealed: Cameron's 26 meetings in 15 months with Murdoch chiefs

The scale of private links between David Cameron and News International was exposed for the first time last night, with the Prime Minister shown to have met Rupert Murdoch's executives on no fewer than 26 occasions in just over a year since he entered Downing Street.

Brooks out and Murdoch humbled on day of atonement

Tycoon said to have had his head in his hands as he apologised to the Dowlers

Cameron hosted Coulson at Chequers

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson stayed as a guest of Prime Minister David Cameron at Chequers in March, it was disclosed today.

Rebekah Brooks resigns from News International

Prime Minister David Cameron believes Rebekah Brooks took "the right decision" in quitting as chief executive of News International in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World, Downing Street said today.

Rebekah Brooks message to staff

Here is the full internal message from Rebekah Brooks to News International staff:

No escape as Murdoch faces date with phone-hacking victims

Rupert Murdoch will come face to face with victims of his employees' systematic phone hacking next week after the media mogul gave way and agreed to give evidence on the scandal to Parliament.

James Murdoch paid £100,000 to meet Pope

The Catholic Church has been criticised for accepting a six-figure donation from James Murdoch ahead of him being given a personal audience with Pope Benedict during last year's papal visit. Mr Murdoch was among major donors who were invited to personally greet Pope Benedict after a special mass at Westminster Cathedral during the pontiff's visit last September. It is believed that the Murdoch family paid a contribution towards the Papal visit of around £100,000.

Murdochs agree to give evidence

Rupert Murdoch and his son James today bowed to pressure from MPs and agreed to give evidence next week to a Commons committee investigating the phone-hacking scandal.

BBC in a spin over Robert Peston's inside track to News International

"Can someone please tell me who Robert Peston works for?" asked one respondent yesterday on the BBC business editor's must-read blog on the corporation's website.

News Corp talks tough after new twist in BSkyB bid saga

James Murdoch's long-cherished dream of taking over the broadcaster BSkyB was yesterday delayed when the bid was referred for a full investigation by the Competition Commission.

Martin Hickman: Can James Murdoch avoid the fallout from this ticking time bomb?

Amid the lies, cover-up, obfuscation and blame-dodging, there is one glaring fact about the phone-hacking scandal: in June 2008, James Murdoch authorised a secret, out-of-court settlement of £500,000 to Gordon Taylor, the chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association.

One shocking revelation – and the paper was gone

168 years to make The News of the World, and three days to destroy

Does James Murdoch face a headache as bad as the Guinness affair?

After last week's tumult, the City believes things may never be the same for News Corp

Hacking scandal: is this Britain's Watergate?

David Cameron was forced to cut Rupert Murdoch and his newspaper empire loose from the heart of government yesterday as he tried to deflect public anger about his failure to tackle the phone-hacking scandal.

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