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.

Leading article: A verdict undermined by a split in the ranks

Mr Murdoch has always been divisive; but MPs' views were divided along party lines

Matthew Norman on Monday: Who's just
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John Rentoul: If Hunt misled the House, it's all over for him

The PM will come outfighting for his Culture Secretary

Alex Salmond defends links to Rupert Murdoch

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The first full account of hacking scandals and their aftermath reveals the wholesale abuse of power.

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New evidence emerges that Osborne was lobbied by Murdoch

The Chancellor, George Osborne, is facing questions over whether he played a role in supporting News Corp's attempted £8bn takeover of BSkyB.

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Jeremy Hunt insisted today he had behaved fairly over News Corporation's bid to take over BSkyB

FSA considering investigation into Hunt and Smith

The City watchdog may investigate Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt and his adviser over whether the secret briefing of News Corp during the company's £8bn bid for BSkyB amounted to "market abuse".

Jeremy Hunt gives a wry smile as he sits next to David Cameron in the Commons

Steve Richards: Cameron can't easily dismiss the toxic trail to Murdoch's BSkyB bid

We are living through a very British revolution. In the messy transition from one era to the next, the old familiar policies and strategies do not work any longer. David Cameron and George Osborne are struggling to stay afloat not because they are suddenly useless, but because they are trapped by the past. In spite of their flimsy claims to be forward-looking modernisers they are, in reality, two young politicians with no previous experience of power, caught in a situation that calls for titanic insights and fresh thinking.

Adam Smith, shortly after resigning as special adviser to the Culture Secretary

Adviser takes fall for Hunt – but City watchdog and Leveson want answers

The City watchdog is considering an investigation into the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt and his adviser over whether the secret briefing of News Corp during the company's £8bn bid for BSkyB amounted to "market abuse".

Gordon Brown 'not of balanced mind' says Rupert Murdoch

Former prime minister Gordon Brown was not in a "balanced state of mind" when he called Rupert Murdoch to "declare war" on his company, the media tycoon told the Leveson Inquiry today.

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.

James Murdoch stands by hacking email denial

James Murdoch insisted again today that he was not originally told of evidence suggesting phone hacking was widespread at the News of the World.

Rupert Murdoch prepares to answer questions about his relationships with prime ministers at the Leveson Inquiry

Murdochs face grilling over dealings with Downing Street

Rupert Murdoch was in London yesterday preparing for his appearance before the Leveson Inquiry to answer questions about his relationship with prime ministers from Margaret Thatcher to David Cameron.

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