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

Support for Whittingdale in media role

Critics say culture secretary should confirm Leveson inquiry


Hacking trial shows that journalists are not above the law
British politicians should tread carefully regarding the royal charter
Media proposals are best option to deliver Leveson’s vision

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

Critics say press regulator lacks bite

Ipso yet to create arbitration system for complaints

Murdoch protégé must plot digital path

Brooks reappointed at UK paper unit after phone-hacking case as Sun fights for online subscribers

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

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

Coulson out of jail after five months

PM’s former communications chief serves quarter of hacking sentence

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

Ex-NotW staff face phone hacking charges

Two former journalists charged as a result of Operation Pinetree

Phone-hacking tabloid reporter walks free

Former News of the World journalist given suspended sentence

Coulson receives 18-month jail sentence

Ex-editor must ‘take major share of blame’ for NotW phone hacking

Coulson lawyer urges sentencing restraint

Facts do not justify maximum term, says QC

Coulson ‘turned NotW into criminal enterprise’

Prosecutor says targets ‘read like a Who’s Who of Britain’

Coulson faces retrial on two counts

Phone-hacking jury was discharged after failing to reach verdict

Rebekah Brooks faces the press

Feels ‘vindicated’ but declines to answer Coulson questions

Blair ‘gave support to Brooks not Dowlers’

Former PM criticised over lack of concern for hacking victims

Hacking trial costs estimated at £60m

Case one of the most expensive in British legal history

Acquittal sparks talk of Brooks’s return

Chance of a News Corp role may be undermined by defence at trial