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The mood of mutiny that has existed in the newsrooms of News International since the first arrests of journalists on the News of the World and The Sun simply got angrier and more confused yesterday.

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Ryan Giggs has consented to being named as the Premier League footballer behind a high-profile injunction against The Sun newspaper, the High Court heard yesterday.

Ryan Giggs continues to play a key role for United

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A High Court judge is considering whether a damages claim made by Manchester United and Wales footballer Ryan Giggs against The Sun newspaper should be thrown out.

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After months of unremitting criticism, journalists came out fighting after the arrest of five colleagues – and Rupert Murdoch blinked

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Rupert Murdoch flies to UK to tackle News International crisis

Rupert Murdoch will arrive at the Wapping headquarters of his British newspapers tomorrow to take charge of the latest crisis involving one of his titles, sources say.

Sun journalists 'treated like gang'

A senior figure at The Sun today launched a forthright attack on police who arrested five Sun journalists, claiming his colleagues had been treated like "members of an organised crime gang".

Matthew Norman on Monday: The Sun goes down on a romance to rival Casablanca

With the Mills & Boon romance between The Sun and the police disintegrating into rancour, how ironic to find its editor guided by a much-loved cinematic bent copper. When on Saturday The Sun's editor Dominic Mohan claimed to be "as shocked as anyone by today's arrests", some may have pictured the latest addition to Wapping's stable of Captain Renaults treating the ague by nipping off to cash his chips. Yet this is no time for cynicism.

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After the exposure of the Milly Dowler affair, it seemed as if matters had become as bad as they could for Rupert Murdoch's media empire. Public fury in Britain about the hacking of the murdered girl's mobile phone was on such an epic scale that Mr Murdoch took what then seemed the drastic action of closing the offending newspaper, the News of the World.

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