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.

News Corporation considers business split

Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation today confirmed it was considering plans to split the business in two.

Mystery of vital iPhone 'lost' by News International

Rupert Murdoch's News International has failed to recover one of four Apple iPhones issued to company executives and which are now being investigated by Scotland Yard's phone-hacking investigators.

Brooks back in court over cover-up claims

The former chief executive of News International, Rebekah Brooks, was in the dock yesterday over accusations she tried to conceal material from Scotland Yard's hacking inquiry, and will learn later this summer if she faces further charges.

Rebekah Brooks and husband Charlie appear in court

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and her racehorse trainer husband Charlie appeared in court today on charges relating to the phone-hacking scandal.

The Diary: Home Office press team flies Jamaica flag for Olympics

Some civil servants are going to be very busy during the Olympics fortnight. Not all, of course – otherwise the Government would not have needed to shell out for 2,300 tickets so civil servants could watch the events, including 410 for the women's beach volleyball, bottom. But at the Home Office and the Foreign Office there will not be a lot of time for enjoying the contests. The Foreign Office will have to look after no fewer than 120 heads of state or heads of government who will be in London, each of whom has to have an assigned official making sure his or her visit goes smoothly. The Home Office is also anticipating a heavy workload, and will be staffed from 6am to 11pm. To keep up morale, the department has organised a competition in which each section of the Home Office is assigned a middle ranking country, and there will be a prize of some sort for the section whose national athletes win the greatest number of gold medals. The press office has Jamaica. This explains why, if you visit the Home Office press office this week, you will see a Jamaican flag prominently displayed.

CPS handed further journalist hacking files

Prosecutors are to decide whether to charge four journalists with phone hacking after they were handed their files by Scotland Yard.

Boris Johnson said on 23 May: My meetings with News International have already been made public

Johnson row over dinner meeting with Murdoch

Boris Johnson was at the centre of a new row over his links to Rupert Murdoch yesterday after it emerged that he "dropped into" dinner with the media tycoon shortly before the police launched a new inquiry into phone hacking at the News of the World.

Boris Johnson said on 23 May: My meetings with News International have already been made public

Boris Johnson under fresh pressure over Rupert Murdoch meeting

Boris Johnson’s links to News International came under fresh scrutiny today after it emerged he had a dinner with Rupert Murdoch days before the Metropolitan Police launched a new inquiry into phone hacking.

Rupert Murdoch's history of Britain: BSkyB to launch major educational initiative inside UK classrooms

Children will be taught the history of Britain according to Rupert Murdoch’s BSkyB when the broadcaster launches a major educational initiative inside British classrooms.

The Sketch: How ethical activity and processing propriety can make one forgetful...

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In accounts seen by The Independent Mr Murdoch’s iPhone account is listed as active

Police study James Murdoch's 'secret' iPhone account

Scotland Yard detectives investigating phone hacking at the News of the World are examining the call records of four newly discovered Apple iPhones issued to senior executives at News International.

'No record' that Brown made threatening call to Murdoch

Gordon Brown claimed today that records released by the Cabinet Office confirm his repeated denials that he phoned Rupert Murdoch to declare “war” on the mogul and his media empire.

LulzSec hack suspect Ryan Cleary 'won't face US court'

An alleged hacker accused of conspiring to bring down the websites of the CIA and the UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency is not expected to be extradited to America, his solicitor said today.

Cameron defended his appointment of Jeremy Hunt and his decision to hire Andy Coulson as his director of communications

Cameron defends Hunt, Coulson – and his Christmas with Murdoch

The Prime Minister's testimony may have contained a number of memory lapses, but what he did recall was revealing

Cameron's 22 memory lapses at Leveson

David Cameron today claimed that he had no recollection of more than 20 key events and conversations going to the heart of his Government’s relationship with the Murdoch empire.

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