“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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Sunday 20 January 2013
Our diarist notes that Tony Blair's former spin doctor was a particularly devoted worshipper of the disgraced former Tour de France winner. Funny, that
Friday 11 January 2013
(And, if so, his late mother wouldn’t be very pleased)
Scotland Yard officer made 'extremely stupid' decision to give News of the World information about new phone hacking inquiry
Wednesday 09 January 2013
A senior officer at Scotland Yard made an “extremely stupid” decision to give the News of the World information about a new police inquiry into phone hacking, her lawyer admitted today.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
A senior Scotland Yard counter-terrorism officer rang the News of the World (NOTW) to offer "highly sensitive" inside information about a police inquiry into phone hacking at the newspaper in exchange for a bribe, a court heard yesterday.
To lose your mother, as Murdoch has, is part of the slow progression into adulthood. Yes, even at 81
Friday 07 December 2012
Rupert Murdoch's mother Dame Elisabeth died this week, it's a devastating and sometimes transformative experience at any age
Wednesday 05 December 2012
Pundit sidelined after on-air row over Ohio result on election night
Tuesday 04 December 2012
Tom Mockridge's valedictory email to colleagues yesterday made clear his disappointment in a master he had served so well.
Monday 03 December 2012
Rupert Murdoch faces calls to hand police all his personal emails to senior News International executives amid claims his media empire paid a serving member of the US forces for a photo of Saddam Hussein.
Thursday 29 November 2012
Former Culture Secretary criticised for relationship ‘too close with press’ over role in failed BSkyB deal
Sunday 11 November 2012
Today's diary looks at who's left the BBC, who the bookies think will be next, and the thoroughly unedifiying gloating of Rupert Murdoch
Sunday 11 November 2012
BBC bosses will today discuss the future of Newsnight, the chairman of the Corporation's Trust said.
Tuesday 06 November 2012
Lytton Strachey's Eminent Victorians (1918) pioneered a revolution in modern biography. In four short satirical essays he knocked some revered monuments of the previous generation – Cardinal Manning, Thomas Arnold, Florence Nightingale, General Gordon – off their pedestals, making it impossible for historians ever again to treat national heroes with fawning discretion. In 1979, Piers Brendon published a sort of sequel, Eminent Edwardians, in which he gave the same deflating treatment to another four icons.
Sunday 04 November 2012
If there is one thing the Prime Minister should learn from the latest revelations about his text message exchanges with Rebekah Brooks, it is that suspicions about their unpublished communications are not going to go away. However harmless, however innocent the content, the drip-drip of such missives into the public domain will be interpreted as evidence that there is more, and that somewhere there lurks damaging information that is being deliberately concealed.
Sunday 28 October 2012
Commercial espionage became a possible motive for phone hacking today after a top City PR firm said attempts may have been made to access the voicemails of executives who were advising on media takeovers.
Friday 26 October 2012
Two of the world's largest book publishers are in talks to create a new market leader designed to wrestle back leadership of the industry from the technology interlopers Apple and Amazon.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
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