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.

Rupert Murdoch, the Establishment and why I can't wait to see Conrad Black on Have I Got News for You

On outsiders pretending to be insiders and insiders pretending to be outsiders

Publishers Random House and Penguin in merger talks

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.

The Coalition’s £235m wages are robbery down on the farm

Our diarist notes that the minimum wage is a recent innovation; notes the value of family connections ahead of award ceremonies; and offers a spinning corrective

Jim Armitage: As Rupert Murdoch says - take the money and run!

Global Outlook If you ever thought Rupert Murdoch might be humbled by his experiences in the UK over the last year or so, forget it.

Mark Steel: Why are we surprised by wrongdoing?

Investment bankers must have been so relieved. Fred Goodwin will have seen the quotes from executives saying, "We all suspected this reckless behaviour was going on but it was considered normal" and "No one dared criticise then but now I think he should be stripped of his knighthood", and thought "They're starting on me again. Oh hang on, that's a result, it's Jimmy Savile".

Backing for News Corp rebels' motions

The shareholder advisory group Pirc has come out in support of two rebel motions which have been put forward for News Corporation's annual meeting next week.

Tom Crone: The lawyer left NI in the wake of the Dowler phone hacking revelations

Murdoch's ex-legal chief Tom Crone arrested

Tom Crone, the former News International (NI) legal manager who left the company last year after falling out very publicly with the Murdochs, was arrested yesterday as part of Scotland Yard's phone-hacking inquiry.

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt says The Sun was not acting in the public interest by publishing naked Prince Harry photographs

The Sun was not acting in the public interest when it published embarrassing photographs of Prince Harry, Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said today.

Deadly force: Navy Seals prepare for action

Bin Laden author faces death threats

Jihadists' fury at former US Navy Seal who wrote book about his part in operation to kill al-Qa'ida leader

Frank Turner and Billy Bragg, The Roundhouse, London

"I won’t sit down and I won’t shut up/ And most of all I will not grow up", belts out the lean 30-year-old Frank Turner on his rousing anthem "Photosynthesis", and the bolshie folkie from Winchester is the highlight of this inaugural Able2UK concert for disabled awareness.

Rupert Murdoch slashes value of newspaper empire

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp has scrubbed billions of dollars from the value of its newspaper publishing businesses and promised a big programme of cost cuts over the next year.

The banker Sir Fred Goodwin had his super-injunction exposed

Judge extends celebrities' legal right to anonymity

Celebrities who took out "super-injunctions" to prevent the media revealing details of their private lives were granted a further period of anonymity yesterday.

Rupert Murdoch: 'I’ve never asked a Prime Minister for anything'

So who was telling the truth? Leveson's unfinished business

As the inquiry draws to a close, Martin Hickman looks back at the contradictions that remain

Yahoo poaches Marissa Mayer from Google to take over as CEO

Yahoo electrified Silicon Valley and its own 12,000-strong workforce last night by poaching Marissa Mayer, one of the earliest and most famous employees of its arch-rival Google, to be the company's new chief executive.

Murdoch became friends with Clarke and exploited his theories on satellites at BSkyB

NOTW editor 'spiked paedophilia scoop on Arthur C Clarke for fear of Murdoch'

Ex-reporter claims story never ran because the sci-fi author was the proprietor's friend

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

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Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game