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.

Some of the senior Lib Dems are set to give their support to a Labour Party motion on Jeremy Hunt this week

Hunt should have quit over BSkyB, says Lib Dem peer

A senior Liberal Democrat has said the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, should have resigned following his evidence to the Leveson inquiry about News Corp's failed takeover of BSkyB.

Hunt acted 'wisely and fairly' says Cameron

David Cameron has defended his refusal to launch an investigation into Jeremy Hunt - insisting the Culture Secretary acted “wisely and fairly” and had given “a good account of himself”.

Hunt in the clear, says Cameron

Jeremy Hunt held on to his place in the Cabinet today, after Prime Minister David Cameron decided not to order an investigation into whether he breached the ministerial code of conduct in his handling of the News Corporation bid for BSkyB.

Martin Hickman: Defending the indefensible proves a tricky job for Hunt

Jeremy Hunt had a tricky job: defending the indefensible. Unsurprisingly, he struggled to balance his support for News Corp (Broadcast magazine called him a “cheerleader” for Rupert Murdoch) and his insistence that he impartially judged the mogul’s biggest ever business deal: the £8bn takeover of BSkyB.

Amol Rajan: After this morning, Leveson
has to ask Osborne to give evidence

QC reveals explosive new evidence of text messages

involving Hunt, Murdoch and Chancellor

Vince Cable: 'News Corp made veiled threats to attack Lib Dems if BSkyB takeover was blocked'

Rupert Murdoch’s media empire made “veiled threats” to attack the Liberal Democrats in its UK newspapers if its controversial £8 billion takeover of BSkyB was blocked, the Business Secretary Vince Cable claimed today.

Jeremy Hunt to appear at Leveson inquiry

Beleaguered Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt will appear before Lord Justice Leveson tomorrow in what is expected to be a key day of drama for the inquiry.

Rupert Murdoch is a great man, says Michael Gove

The relationship between the press and politicians is not always in the public interest, Michael Gove said today.

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

Michael Gove to come under sustained questioning over Murdoch relationship at Leveson

The Education Secretary Michael Gove is set to come under sustained questioning over the strength of his relationship with Rupert Murdoch when he appears before the Leveson inquiry into media standards tomorrow.

Tony Blair giving evidence at the Leveson Inquiry

No pact with Rupert Murdoch, says Tony Blair

Tony Blair denied today doing any deals with Rupert Murdoch in return for the support of his newspapers.

Martin Hickman: A silken performance from Blair the master escapologist

Blair achieved everything he had set out to do at the Leveson Inquiry

Cornered: Jeremy Hunt has more explaining to do at the Leveson inquiry this week

John Rentoul: A textbook case of how not to defuse a scandal

Jeremy Hunt's involvement in the BSkyB bid was injudicious. By not resigning, he compounds the damage to the Government

Cameron aide’s cosy chats with News Corp

No 10 press secretary revealed to have exchanged texts as Dowler scandal raged

Blair will have to answer Mandelson's criticisms

Tony Blair will give evidence to the Leveson Inquiry on Monday, three days before the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt provides testimony that is likely to decide his Cabinet future.

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The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

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After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

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BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
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Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

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Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

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