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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.

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The 22 key events and conversations going to the heart of the Government’s relationship with the Murdoch empire - that the PM can't remember...

George Osborne indicates Government will not support Leveson proposals for sweeping press regulation changes

George Osborne today gave the clearest indication yet that the Government will not support proposals for sweeping changes to press regulation even if they are proposed by the Leveson Inquiry.

Lance Price: Pull the other one, Tony. You let Murdoch shape policy

Rupert Murdoch was the 24th member of the Cabinet. On many major decisions his views were taken into account

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From the first whispers of illegal practice at the News of the World in 2006, has grown a scandal large enough to engulf the Metropolitan Police, the entire British political establishment and a globe-straddling media conglomerate.

Katy Guest: If you work from home, it's safer to keep your clothes on

When 50,000 civil servants were told last week that they should work from home for the duration of the Olympics, I imagine their first thought was how relieved they'll be to avoid all that annoying office etiquette. You know, like when you accidentally catch the eye of a colleague on the Tube platform in the morning and you both realise you're going to have to make small talk with each other all the way to work.

Matthew Norman on Monday: Andy Coulson, Rebekah Brooks and a strange outbreak of mass amnesia

Amnesia has many potential causes, and some are more obvious than others. In the 1945 noir classic The Lost Weekend, for example, alcoholism robs Ray Milland of recall, but with the 2010 remake shot at Dorneywood, the memory loss is harder to explain.

Andy Coulson after giving evidence to Leveson on Thursday

IoS exclusive: Revealed - how Coulson called Cameron's bluff

New book exposes desperation of the Tory leader to woo Murdoch

Rebekah Brooks was told by the Prime Minister to 'keep her head up' during the hacking scandal

David Cameron too close to Rupert Murdoch, say constituents

David Cameron's own constituents believe he is too close to Rupert Murdoch and his media empire.

Andy Coulson will appear at the Leveson Inquiry this week

Leveson is urged to reverse ruling on witness statements

Concern over ministerial advisers' role ahead of testimony that could damage Government

Leading article: So what might ministers have to fear?

The inquiry into the role of the press and the police in the phone-hacking scandal was announced by the Prime Minister last July. It opened, under Lord Justice Leveson, in November.

David Cameron and Jeremy Hunt named as core participants at Leveson Inquiry

Prime Minister David Cameron and Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt were today given the right to see Leveson Inquiry documents and witness statements in advance.

Andrew Grice: The Culture Secretary is not ready to go without a fight

Last week, Whitehall whispers suggested that David Cameron would delay his first major cabinet reshuffle until the autumn so he could promote Jeremy Hunt, who could not be moved until after the London Olympics.

Rupert Murdoch and the cover of the book by Tom Watson and Martin Hickman

Murdoch's media empire was a 'toxic shadow state', says MP in new book

Rupert Murdoch's media empire was yesterday labelled a "toxic shadow state" as it was accused of launching a campaign of intimidation to blunt MPs' investigations into its alleged law breaking.

Suspects in hacking investigation rebailed

Two suspects in Scotland Yard's phone-hacking inquiry have been rebailed.

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