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A senior police officer in the hacking inquiry has defended a dawn raid on Rebekah Brooks’s home in search of “hidden” evidence.

A jury at the Old Bailey heard transcripts of messages from Prince William to his then-girlfriend Kate Middleton, allegedly intercepted by the now-defunct News of the World

Hacking trial: Kate Middleton's phone 'hacked by News of the World', as court hears message revealing Prince William was ‘almost shot’

Jury hears for first time alleged details of hacking targeting future king and queen

Labour MP Nick Brown's Christmas Card takes aim at Cameron, Rebekah Brooks, Grant Shapps (and a horse)

A Labour MP’s Christmas card has taken aim at Conservative Chairman Grant Shapp’s post on Buzzfeed with a tongue-in cheek design.

Virginia Wheeler was arrested last March

The Sun's defence editor Virginia Wheeler and former Met PC Paul Flattley charged with misconduct in public office

Alison Levitt said the charges related to the payment of money for information about the death of a 14-year-old girl as well as other 'accidents, incidents and crimes'

What if Kate Middleton's baby is ginger?

It's shocking that ginger prejudice still exists. Self-hating gingers often pass themselves off as “auburn” or “strawberry blonde” to soften the blow.

Ian Burrell: Will reshuffle see more London hacks in NY?

Tom Mockridge's valedictory email to colleagues yesterday made clear his disappointment in a master he had served so well.

The Murdoch family

Rupert Murdoch's life to be made into a TV show

Murdoch fans who have tired of the false intimacy of following him on Twitter are in for a treat; Southern Star Entertainment have announced the production of a four-hour programme for Australian television about the bedevilled media tycoon.

The Saturday Quiz answers

1. The panel on the first ever Question Time on BBC1.

Leveson Inquiry DID ask David Cameron to provide evidence of News International communications on 'a range of issues'

Pressure grows on Cameron to publish communications with Rebekah Brooks

Boris diaries reveal talks with NI executives

Boris Johnson faced embarrassment last night over the disclosure of several previously unknown contacts with senior News International (NI) executives at the height of the storm over phone hacking.

What to read next? Ask the Chipping Norton set

The book publicity blurb is one of the most straightforward sources of nepotism. If they're not from the author's friends, they are often delivered by writers with the same agent.

'Brangelina' find themselves on victims' list

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were named as phone-hacking victims yesterday, propelling the scandal on to Hollywood's A-list.

Katy Guest: Rant & Rave (17/06/12)

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Miliband turns on 'tainted Cameron'

Ed Miliband will today launch a strong personal attack on David Cameron, branding him a "tainted Prime Minister" who stands up for the rich and powerful rather than ordinary people.

Leveson drops a judicial clanger over wives

Lord Justice Leveson made his own contribution to the ignoble history of judicial clangers yesterday.

The Sketch: The country supper with a ring of Hyacinth Bouquet

Dave had to correct the number of meetings he had with Rebekah after Sam put him straight

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Iraq invasion 2003: The bloody warnings six wise men gave to Tony Blair as he prepared to launch poorly planned campaign

What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
25 years of The Independent on Sunday: The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century

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The stories, the writers and the changes over the last quarter of a century
Homeless Veterans appeal: 'Really caring is a dangerous emotion in this kind of work'

Homeless Veterans appeal

As head of The Soldiers' Charity, Martin Rutledge has to temper compassion with realism. He tells Chris Green how his Army career prepared him
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Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

A C Benson called him 'a horrid little fellow', George Orwell would have shot him, but what a giant he seems now, says DJ Taylor
Growing mussels: Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project

Growing mussels

Precious freshwater shellfish are thriving in a unique green project
Diana Krall: The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai

Diana Krall interview

The jazz singer on being friends with Elton John, outer space and skiing in Dubai
Pinstriped for action: A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter

Pinstriped for action

A glimpse of what the very rich man will be wearing this winter
Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: 'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'

Russell T Davies & Ben Cook: How we met

'Our friendship flourished online. You can share some very revelatory moments at four in the morning…'
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef serves up his favourite Japanese dishes

Bill Granger's Japanese recipes

Stock up on mirin, soy and miso and you have the makings of everyday Japanese cuisine
Michael Calvin: How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us

Michael Calvin's Last Word

How we need more Eric Cantonas to knock some sense into us