News Actor Jude Law arrives for the phone-hacking trial to give evidence at Old Bailey on 27 January, 2014 in London, England.

The actor told the court that the press had an "unhealthy amount of information" about his life

Sienna Miller is technically on a break from work, choosing to stay at home with her new baby

The Feral Beast: Flying with Sienna Miller, ding-dongs in the garden, and a bumbling premier

As Mohamed al-Fayed's spokesman, Michael Cole is used to smoothing over controversy. But the former PR man has kicked up a hornets' nest of his own by attacking fellow Suffolk resident Benjamin Britten. The bouffant-haired 69-year-old says "too much fuss" is being made over the late composer's centenary, and complains that "there aren't many tunes in Britten. In fact, there aren't any". Pouring kerosene on the fire, he adds that Britten and his partner Peter Pears were cowards for fleeing to America at the start of the war, "because they thought we would lose". The letters desk of the East Anglian Daily Times has never been so busy. While many readers have leaped to Britten's defence, a few agree with Cole. One describes Britten "cowering under his piano on the other side of the Atlantic", and sniffs that his music, "for want of a better word", would not have been appreciated by the troops. One professional musician writes in to say: "Spare a thought for me. I have to play it whether I like it or not."

Scotland Yard officer made 'extremely stupid' decision to give News of the World information about new phone hacking inquiry

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.

Counter-terrorism officers interviewed Sienna Miller for their phone-hacking investigation

Met Police saw hacking inquiry as a 'chance to meet celebrities'

Counter-terrorism detectives set up Operation Varec as a jolly, says officer facing charge

I'm a celebrity... and I haven't been hacked! I'm furious!

Stars love publicity, so why complain, asks Michael Winner

Prescott: 'Delay BSkyB decision'

The former Deputy Prime John Prescott last night called on the Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt to delay News Corporation’s takeover of BSkyB to give time to investigate whether it was a “fit and proper” company to take full control of the broadcaster.

Sienna Miller settles hacking case

Sienna Miller's privacy and harassment claim in the News of the World phone-hacking action settled for £100,000 damages today.

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Celebrity casting doesn't suit Trevor Nunn's Rattigan period piece, but Mike Leigh's superb 'self-revival' is Chekov in a bedsit

Sherrin set to deny Synchronised his second chance

Anyone who has sustained heavy damage at Cheltenham this week will approach the big race at Uttoxeter today with unusual empathy. For the Totesport Midlands Grand National gives horses a good approximation of how most punters feel, after negotiating their own gruelling marathon over the past four days.

A star is reborn: Sienna Miller's stage revival

The last time she did a West End show it was a disaster &ndash; now she's back to rave reviews

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Screen Talk: Listen to the boys

The role of the fan boy in Hollywood is a serious one. At least among studio executives who believe the vast pool of internet-savvy, movie mad, boy scrutinisers who analyse everything and criticise any slip-ups are worth listening to. Some studios even act on the intelligence gathered from this very specific movie-going geekdom. So part of the reason Jon Chu has been handed the mission of directing Paramount's sequel to G.I. Joe: the Rise of Cobra, is down to the young man's street cred among fanboys. The first outing for G.I. Joe was a commercial hit, but a flop with critics and fanboys alike so the studio is aiming to put that right next time around. Chu is adept at playing to that particular gallery. He is responsible for Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Paramount's hit documentary made for $13m that grossed over $53m in the US. The director also worked quickly to recut the Bieber movie for a director's "fan cut".

Letter from the editor: Take a little levity

“Show your support for Andy Coulson - leave a message on Sienna Miller’s phone.” It didn’t take long - it never does - for someone’s misfortune to be turned into a viral joke, which I make no excuses for passing on, given that i’s readers are fond of a little levity first thing in the morning.

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