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Newspaper group accused of paying £125-a-time for voicemail codes from private investigators
Profile: Dark clouds from his past threaten to cast shadow over Morgan’s new life in the sun
Two more tabloid newspapers were dragged into the phone-hacking scandal last night with the former England football manager Sven-Goran Eriksson among four people intending to sue the Daily Mirror and the Sunday People.
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”.
The root-and-branch American review of operations at Liverpool, which was being personally supervised on Merseyside by principal owner John W Henry yesterday, has led to the club ditching its popular weekly club magazine in favour of a monthly publication, to be published by the same London company which produces Manchester United's magazine and match programme.
The launch this weekend of The Sun on Sunday is set to trigger the biggest British tabloid battle for years and generate a cash bonanza for broadcasters as rival newspaper groups fight for advertising space to promote their titles.
The launch this weekend of the Sun on Sunday is set to trigger the biggest British tabloid battle for years and generate a cash bonanza for broadcasters as rival newspaper groups fight for advertising space to promote their titles.
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.
Piers Morgan faces growing demands to return to Britain to answer questions on alleged phone hacking at the Mirror Group while he was editor of the Daily Mirror.
Former Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan should return to the UK to answer "some very serious questions" over allegations of phone hacking, the Culture Committee chairman said today.
The former editor of The Mirror, Piers Morgan, was under intense pressure last night after Sir Paul McCartney's ex-wife came forward to claim a journalist had bragged to her about hacking sensitive messages left on her phone.
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.
A British tabloid journalist will appear in a Cape Town court today charged with "attempting to defeat the ends of justice" after South African police accused him of helping an England fan gain access to the team's dressing room in the aftermath of their match with Algeria 12 days ago.
The broadcasting industry will be transformed so that cities across Britain have their own television stations, run by companies that are freed from the rules that currently restrict cross-media ownership, the Culture Secretary promised yesterday.
In a way, one can't blame Gordon Brown for saying that paywalls won't work.
The Shadow Culture Secretary details his plans to transform the media landscape.