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phone-hacking trial verdict

After seven months in one of the most high-profile criminal trials for decades, former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been found guilty of phone hacking, and former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks cleared of all charges against her

British newspapers to escape new Leveson inquiry

Conservatives also pledge to drop court costs penalty if they win election


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Full text of Lord Justice Leveson’s findings on the culture, practices and ethics of the press

Scotland attacks new UK media law

SNP changes stance and labels Section 40 a threat to press freedom

Financial Times opposes new UK press law

Section 40 carries threat of full liability for legal costs

PM warned of ‘trench warfare’ over press regulation

Newspapers pile pressure on ministers ahead of Leveson 2 deadline

UK press will gain little from Leveson part two

Investigations into past behaviour ignores the industry’s trials today

Government delays decision on Leveson 2

Labour MPs and campaigners claim betrayal of hacking victims

Support for Whittingdale in media role

Critics say culture secretary should confirm Leveson inquiry

James Murdoch returns as Sky chairman

Appointment as chairman comes four years after resigning at height of phone-hacking scandal

Brooks rewards phone-hacking trial lawyer

Angus McBride appointed as News UK’s general counsel


CPS ends phone-hacking prosecutions

Legal process cost more than £100m but had limited success

Murdoch protégé must plot digital path

Brooks reappointed at UK paper unit after phone-hacking case

Brooks returns as News Corp’s UK chief

Rebound comes a year after being cleared of phone-hacking charges

Andy Coulson cleared of perjury

Acquittal is latest setback for prosecutors in hacking scandal

Trinity Mirror braced for more claims

Publisher considers change of tack after record privacy payouts

Trinity Mirror hacking victims awarded £1.2m

Sadie Frost and Paul Gascoigne receive payouts in test case

CPS drops prosecution of nine journalists

Acquittals and hung juries prompted review in payments case

Mirror papers face wrath of celebrities

Phone-hacking case could set precedent for payouts

Phone hacking was ‘rife’ at the Mirror

Voicemail intercepted on ‘industrial scale’, court told

News Corp avoids US hacking charges

Murdoch news operation and 21st Century Fox unit faced probe

Jury fails to reach verdicts in Sun trial

Journalists had been accused of corrupting public officials

Funds oppose Murdoch’s re-election at Sky

Phone hacking scandal leaves suitability in doubt, investors say

Phone hacking journalist jailed for 8 months

NotW news editor guilty of ‘substantial invasion of privacy’

NotW news editor pleads guilty to hacking

Ian Edmondson is the tabloid’s seventh journalist to be convicted

Brooks decides not to claim legal costs

Old Bailey told neither Brooks nor News UK would reclaim costs

Trinity Mirror faces 50 hacking claims

Newspaper publisher has already paid out £125,000 to victims

Trinity Mirror admits phone hacking

Newspaper group settles six claims

Barclays shows signs of recovering from Qatar

Legal privilege is impeding SFO’s pursuit over 2008 capital raising

New regulator tells newspapers to grow up

FT recruits complaints commissioner

Editorial appointment follows decision not to join new regulator

Ex-NotW staff face phone hacking charges

Two former journalists charged as a result of Operation Pinetree