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Ian Burrell: How far will Rupert Murdoch go to save the Currant Bun?

Is this the end of The Sun? Rupert Murdoch is reportedly flying to the UK, ostensibly to save a newspaper he has loved since he bought it in 1969 from being engulfed by an unprecedented police bribery scandal.

Eight held in corruption probe

Five employees of The Sun, a serving Surrey Police officer, a serving member of the armed forces and a Ministry of Defence employee were arrested today over allegations of inappropriate payments to police and public officials.

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Digital setback for Murdoch as 'secret' iPad project folds

Team working on sport and entertainment content for tablets sent back to Wapping

Ian Burrell: How times have changed at the court of the all-seeing Sun King

Since the New Year, Murdoch has seemed more interested in Twitter than his newspapers

Little Chef to close 67 outlets

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We're a powerful force for good, Sun editor insists

The editor of The Sun yesterday said he had learnt from his mistakes as he sought to distance his regime from the "anything goes" practices of the tabloid's past. Dominic Mohan, who has had to deal with the recent arrest of one of his senior reporters on suspicion of paying police and the arrest of the tabloid's former beauty editor on suspicion of attempting to pervert the course of justice, warned the Leveson Inquiry that statutory regulation of the press would be "open to abuse".

Ian Burrell: No theatrics, just some careful stage management

We may have expected theatre, but Dominic Mohan had no intention of providing any. At the Leveson Inquiry, the editor of The Sun cut an understated figure in a funereal dark suit and tie, as if in respect for the News of the World, the sister paper killed off in a press scandal that still threatens to infect his own title.

Dominic Mohan appears at Leveson Inquiry

Dominic Mohan, the current editor of The Sun, told the Leveson Inquiry today that the paper could be a "powerful force for good" through its campaigns, support for charities and efforts to explain complicated stories in a clear way.

Cheryl Carter remained with Brooks throughout her career at News International and 'would have been trusted more than the editor'

Personal assistant to Rebekah Brooks arrested over 'deleted emails'

Cheryl Carter is latest News International employee to be questioned in phone-hacking inquiry

Sue Carroll has died at the age of 58 after an 18-month battle with cancer

Mirror columnist Sue Carroll dies aged 58

Daily Mirror columnist Sue Carroll has died at the age of 58 after an 18-month battle with cancer, the newspaper said today.

'No basis to accuse Imogen Thomas of blackmail', admits Ryan Giggs

There was no basis to accuse reality star Imogen Thomas of blackmailing Ryan Giggs, a court heard today.

Andre Villas-Boas celebrates a Chelsea goal with his coaches, not his players

Sam Wallace: Villas-Boas's problems lie closer to home

It should tell Andre Villas-Boas something that his renewed attack on those television pundits he considers to be persecuting Chelsea was overshadowed by a disclosure that came right from the heart of his club.

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Talking Football: There is something of the David Brent about instructing players to make public their loyalty to you

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Stars of this year's 'I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!' will be greeted by 10,000 cockroaches at the start of the show.

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