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“Shock” and “anxiety” ran through the editorial floor of the News of the World the day two people were arrested in 2006 in connection with phone hacking. The description, from the former News International staff journalist Dan Evans, was told to the jury at the phone hacking trial.

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MICHAEL CHANG was alone and seemingly friendless on the Centre Court at the Palais Omnisport de Paris-Bercy in the city where he made his name. As a 17-year-old at the French Open in 1989 Chang became the youngest men's singles champion in Grand Slam history, unhinging the imperturbable Ivan Lendl and resisting the flowing Stefan Edberg.

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Property: How to get a winning design on your home

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