News The Independent website grew by 7.94 per cent to 29,894,151 unique monthly users

The Independent’s website independent.co.uk enjoyed the largest growth among newspaper websites during December, according to official figures released today.

Rupert Murdoch sought Europe policy change, Sir John Major tells Leveson Inquiry

Former Conservative prime minister Sir John Major today told an inquiry into press standards that media tycoon Rupert Murdoch asked him to change policy on Europe.

Gordon Brown and his wife, Sarah, leave the inquiry yesterday

Tabloid waged vendetta against me, says Brown

Gordon Brown yesterday accused The Sun of carrying out a vendetta against him during his last years as Prime Minister. He also vigorously defended his record on media regulation, rounding on the tabloid – and Rupert Murdoch in particular – over a series of attacks.

Mirror editors Richard Wallace and Tina Weaver sacked on the spot as paper becomes seven-day operation

Two of Fleet Street’s most long-standing editors were sacked on the spot from their jobs at the Daily Mirror and Sunday Mirror today amid further turmoil at the troubled news publishing group Trinity Mirror.

Andrew Grice: It was love at first bite for Rupert Murdoch and Tony Blair

It was love at first bite. That is, when the executives from Rupert Murdoch’s Sunday Times newspaper invited a fresh-faced Labour frontbencher called Tony Blair to dinner.

Katy Guest: If you work from home, it's safer to keep your clothes on

When 50,000 civil servants were told last week that they should work from home for the duration of the Olympics, I imagine their first thought was how relieved they'll be to avoid all that annoying office etiquette. You know, like when you accidentally catch the eye of a colleague on the Tube platform in the morning and you both realise you're going to have to make small talk with each other all the way to work.

Rebekah and Charlie Brooks' statements in full

Here are the statements in full by Charlie Brooks and Rebekah Brooks, delivered outside their solicitor's London office this afternoon.

Rebekah Brooks denies making threats to MPs

Rebekah Brooks today denied using her clout to get her own way with Government ministers.

The offending front page

The Sun defiant over 'Bwing on the Euwos!' Roy Hodgson front page headline

A tabloid newspaper that came under fire for publishing a front page headline playing on new England manager Roy Hodgson's manner of speech has accused its critics of "a sense of humour failure".

The Sun's Roy Hodgson 'Bwing on the Euwos' front page branded 'unacceptable' by FA

The Football Association has condemned a British national newspaper as "unacceptable" and "disrespectful" for their treatment of new England manager Roy Hodgson.

Rupert Murdoch said today he was sorry he did not close the News of the World years earlier

Leveson Inquiry: 'NOTW should have closed earlier', says Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch said today he was sorry he did not close the News of the World years earlier as he claimed that executives at the paper “covered up” the phone-hacking scandal.

The cost of hacking to Murdoch's empire so far: £23.7m in legal costs and compensation

Cost of hacking to Murdoch's empire so far: £239,000,000

Rupert Murdoch has run up losses of almost a quarter of a billion pounds from the closure of the News of the World, and costs from the hacking scandal are set to soar further.

Martin Hickman: Private grief, celebrity and a network of corruption

After six months and millions of words, the Leveson Inquiry has shone an unflattering light on journalism and the connections and corruption that entwined the Metropolitan Police and News International. The next module, into newspapers and politicians, begins next month.

Margaret Thatcher and Rupert Murdoch

Revealed: Murdoch's secret meeting with Mrs Thatcher before he bought The Times

Letters overturn official history and show that tycoon briefed PM at Chequers before he was allowed to expand his empire

Daily Mirror refused leave to appeal over Christopher Jefferies stories

A newspaper fined by the High Court over articles which created "substantial risks to the course of justice" in the wake of the killing of landscape architect Joanna Yeates has been refused permission to appeal to the highest court in the land.

Ryan Giggs continues to play a key role for United

Judge ends 'notorious' Ryan Giggs legal action

A High Court judge today blew the final whistle on "notorious" legal action launched by Manchester United and Wales footballer Ryan Giggs against The Sun.

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