News Former correspondent of the News of the World and Sunday Mirror Dan Evans arrives at the Old Bailey

“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.

Tony Blair giving evidence at the Leveson Inquiry

No pact with Rupert Murdoch, says Tony Blair

Tony Blair denied today doing any deals with Rupert Murdoch in return for the support of his newspapers.

Martin Hickman: A silken performance from Blair the master escapologist

Blair achieved everything he had set out to do at the Leveson Inquiry

All eyes on Blair as he takes stand at Leveson

Martin Hickman on what the former PM should be asked about his relations with Murdoch empire

Hunt under more pressure to quit

With three days to his appearance at the Leveson Inquiry, fresh pressure was piling on Jeremy Hunt over his links with News Corp. The Culture Secretary, pictured, was urged to quit by one of his Tory predecessors, while Nick Clegg delivered a warning about politicians ending up "in the pockets of media moguls".

Leading article: Ten questions for Jeremy Hunt

Would he like to count again the conversations with News Corp he told the Commons were 'zero'?

Cameron aide’s cosy chats with News Corp

No 10 press secretary revealed to have exchanged texts as Dowler scandal raged

Osborne adviser leaked budget information to Murdoch's man

George Osborne's closest political aide secretly gave News Corp information about the likely contents of the Government's first budget, it was revealed last night.

Jeremy Hunt urged PM to look favourably on News Corp's BSkyB bid

Lawyers told Hunt to stay out of Sky deal

Culture Secretary was warned to 'do nothing' to influence Murdoch's bid for broadcaster

Blair will have to answer Mandelson's criticisms

Tony Blair will give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry on Monday, three days before the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt provides testimony that is likely to decide his Cabinet future.

Hunt comforted adviser, then said: 'Everyone thinks you've got to go'

Adam Smith reveals how he was lined up as the fall guy over BSkyB bid controversy

Leveson Sketch: The QC damned – with great praise

At 11am, just before Robert Jay called his next witness, the room fell silent and you could hear a helicopter flying over the Royal Courts of Justice. A fire alarm would have been more appropriate. The Leveson Inquiry was suddenly both inquisition and confessionary: two men, once linked at the hip through their friendly emails and text messages about government secrets, were together again, turning on one another's evidence and tilting the future political career of the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

Hunt 'urged PM over BSkyB decision'

Jeremy Hunt made private representations to the Prime Minister supporting the BSkyB bid before he was given responsibility for deciding the issue, it was revealed tonight.

Jeremy Hunt's (pictured) former special adviser, Adam Smith, will be asked what he told News Corp about Mr Hunt's consideration of its planned £8bn takeover of BSkyB

Tories give Jeremy Hunt's ex-aide Adam Smith Leveson legal advice

Adam Smith to be quizzed over links to News Corp lobbyist and takeover of BSkyB

Top civil servant Jonathan Stephens to face Leveson Inquiry

A senior civil servant at the heart of the controversy over links between News Corporation and the office of Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt is to give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry on Friday, it was announced today.

MPs to debate hacking report

MPs will debate the findings of the select committee report into phone hacking tomorrow, Commons Speaker John Bercow has announced.

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