Advertising chief heads for fresh battle with shareholders over his pay packet
Mark Lewis told to provide evidence that celebrities' voicemails were accessed illegally
Employees helping lawyer who launched legal action against Newspaper group
Trinity Mirror boss Simon Fox today caved in to demands from major shareholders for an investigation into allegations that the company's national titles were involved in phone hacking.
Frankie Boyle, the controversial comedian, has won more than £54,000 damages after a High Court jury concluded that he had been libelled by the Daily Mirror, when the newspaper called him “racist”.
Racism is “at the heart” of British Government policy - and the racist views of some people in power “trickle” through society, a comedian told the High Court today.
Comedian Frankie Boyle complained today that he had been libelled when a tabloid newspaper described him as “racist”.
The Mirror and Daily Star tabloids have been sucked into the escalating corruption inquiry into payments by newspapers to public officials.
One of Piers Morgan's key associates during his editorship of the Daily Mirror told the Leveson Inquiry yesterday it was possible that one of the paper's award-winning scoops – its 2002 revelation of the affair between the then England football manager Sven-Göran Eriksson and the TV presenter Ulrika Jonsson – could have been obtained by phone hacking.
The editors of the Daily Mirror and the Sunday Mirror have conceded that phone hacking might have occurred at their newspapers.
James Murdoch has an evasive defence strategy, but the British love a bossy-boots and dream of being posh
A committee of MPs investigating the News of the World phone-hacking scandal, which has received new evidence described by one member as "dynamite", is divided over whether to make the documents public this week.
It is prurience that tempts you to reach for Celia Walden's Babysitting George from the bookshelves; an itch to know how the scion of a distinguished political family – and the Daily Telegraph – could have conspired to antagonise all those women George Best left behind to the point of uniting them.
Indigenous journalism is under threat as readers, and jobs, are lost. Tim Luckhurst reports
Questions over over the extent of phone hacking in the newspaper industry spread for the first time beyond the News of the World yesterday, as a former MP claimed that stories about his private life that appeared in the Sunday Mirror were based on intercepted voicemails.
In June last year, the respected analyst Claire Enders went before the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee and gave it the stark warning that half of the UK's regional newspapers would be closed down within five years. These were not the words of the kind of digital evangelist only too happy to see the end of "dead trees media", but the considered opinion of a leading industry commentator who asserted that bloggers were no substitute for "honed and trained" professional local journalism.