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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Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

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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
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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
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Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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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

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