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  1. August 6, 2014

    Andy Coulson faces perjury charges over Tommy Sheridan case

    Andy Coulson, the prime minister’s former communications director, faced perjury charges at a preliminary hearing on...

  2. July 30, 2014

    Two ex-News of the World journalists face phone hacking charges

    Two former News of the World journalists are to face fresh phone hacking charges, less than a month after the defunct...

  1. July 24, 2014

    Phone-hacking tabloid reporter Daniel Evans walks free from court

    A former journalist has walked free from court after being given a suspended prison sentence for phone hacking while at the...

  2. July 17, 2014

    Downing Street is more effective than you think

    Reshuffles entrance political junkies. But for Number 10 they are sheer agony. Tony Blair and Gordon Brown sweated for hours...

  3. July 9, 2014

    Sacking Sir Humphrey is not the answer

    What is the purpose of the British civil service? Should it exist simply to implement the will of elected politicians – a...

  4. July 4, 2014

    Phone hacking: Andy Coulson receives 18-month jail sentence

    Andy Coulson, former head of communications for Prime Minister David Cameron, began an 18-month prison sentence on Friday...

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    July 1, 2014

    Great Britain's farce fails to match Pravda's power

    Oliver Chris and Billie Piper in Great Britain. Photo: Johan Persson Having written about the obsolescence of the Fleet...

  6. July 1, 2014

    Coulson lawyer urges sentencing restraint for ‘man of talent’

    Andy Coulson has become “something of a lightning conductor” for the political furore over the phone-hacking scandal, his...

  7. June 30, 2014

    Hacking trial: Editors ‘turned NotW into criminal enterprise’

    Andrew Coulson, former editor of News of the World, along with three other journalists, “utterly corrupted” the Sunday...

  8. June 30, 2014

    Coulson faces retrial on charges over royal directories

    Andy Coulson, the former News of the World editor convicted of phone hacking last week, is to face a retrial on charges...

  9. June 27, 2014

    Former Cameron aide charged over indecent images of children

    A former senior Downing Street adviser has been charged with making and possessing indecent images of children, compounding...

  10. June 26, 2014

    Rebekah Brooks faces the press

    An emotional Rebekah Brooks spoke for the first time on Thursday of how she felt “vindicated” by the verdicts delivered by...

  11. June 25, 2014

    Judge hits at David Cameron over Coulson comments

    Remarks made by David Cameron came close to derailing the final stages of the phone-hacking trial after the prime minister...

  12. June 25, 2014

    Hacking trial: Blair offered support to Brooks but not Dowlers

    The parents of Milly Dowler believe Tony Blair should apologise for offering his support to Rebekah Brooks over phone...

  13. June 25, 2014

    Hacking trial: Judge discharges Andy Coulson jury

    The judge in the hacking trial has discharged the jury from reaching a verdict on two counts involving Andy Coulson. Mr...

  14. June 24, 2014

    Cameron’s judgment over Coulson under the microscope

    The guilty verdict for former Number 10 communications chief Andy Coulson in the phone-hacking trial has raised questions...

  15. June 24, 2014

    A conspiracy involving not just the tabloids but their readers

    The News of the World was a unique and, for more than a century, highly successful British institution. Its longstanding...

  16. June 24, 2014

    Hacking trial: Murdoch’s victory had a price, but he will take it

    The hacking trial verdicts, when they finally came three years after the News of the World closed, were better for Rupert...

  17. June 24, 2014

    Justice and the British media

    For the past three years, British political and public life has been convulsed by revelations about press misconduct. Claims...

  18. June 24, 2014

    How the hacking trial was lost and won for Coulson and Brooks

    They were once lovers, friends and newspaper executives at the heart of Rupert Murdoch’s media empire. For the past seven...

  19. June 24, 2014

    Hacking trial: Brooks’s News Corp pay-off may have exceeded £16m

    Rebekah Brooks’s pay-off from News Corp may have exceeded £16m – substantially more than was previously reported, analysis...

  20. June 24, 2014

    Hacking trial: A woman at the centre of the UK establishment

    The judge in the UK’s phone-hacking trial was clearly referring to Rebekah Brooks when he told the jury in summing up not to...

  21. June 24, 2014

    Hacking trial: Coulson guilty of conspiracy as Brooks walks free

    Former News of the World editor and Downing Street communications chief Andy Coulson has been found guilty of conspiring to...

  22. June 11, 2014

    Jury retires to consider verdicts in hacking trial

    The jury in the trial of two former editors who were once at the heart of Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid newspaper empire retired...

  23. May 28, 2014

    Andy Coulson’s QC says prosecution too ‘cavalier’

    The prosecution case against Andy Coulson, former editor of the News of the World, has been “too often broad-brush” and...

  24. May 14, 2014

    Trial hears of Kate Middleton phone being hacked

    Kate Middleton’s phone was hacked 155 times by a reporter at the defunct News of the World before she married Prince...

  25. May 8, 2014

    Brooks ‘took advantage of being treated well by police’

    Rebekah Brooks was “treated pretty well” by the police before she was arrested in July 2011 at the height of the...

  26. May 7, 2014

    Hacking trial hears prosecution sum up ‘rotten state of affairs’

    Jurors trying the former News of the World editors Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson must decide whether the pair knew about...

  27. April 25, 2014

    Coulson got £600,000 pay-off from NotW

    Andy Coulson received a £600,000 pay off when he resigned as editor of News of the World in 2007 following the conviction of...

  28. April 24, 2014

    Coulson accused of ‘hypocrisy’ over Blunkett confrontation

    Andy Coulson, the former editor of News of the World, has been accused of “pure hypocrisy” for confronting David Blunkett...

  29. April 22, 2014

    Andy Coulson denies being played Sienna Miller voicemail

    Andy Coulson, the former editor of the News of the World, has denied being played a voicemail message left by actress Sienna...

  30. April 16, 2014

    Phone hacking: Andy Coulson ‘shocked’ by Blunkett voicemails

    Andy Coulson, former editor of the News of the World, was played parts of hacked voicemail messages left by a former home...

  31. April 15, 2014

    Andy Coulson says he did not know about Milly Dowler phone hack

    Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson told an Old Bailey trial he was not aware that the paper had accessed the...

  32. April 14, 2014

    Ex-NotW editor Andy Coulson takes stand in phone hacking trial

    Andy Coulson has told the Old Bailey that he spent the weekend with prime minister David Cameron shortly after he resigned...

  33. April 9, 2014

    Maria Miller’s resignation casts shadow over Cameron’s judgment

    After a week of relentless media pounding and growing anger among the public and his party, David Cameron finally lost his...

  34. March 19, 2014

    Coulson urged ‘lone wolf’ defence, court told

    Andy Coulson, former News of the World editor, allegedly told a journalist arrested for phone hacking that he could keep his...

  35. March 18, 2014

    Andy Coulson approved payments to monitor royal phones, court hears

    Andy Coulson, the prime minister’s former communications chief, approved payments for a project to “monitor” the phones of...

  36. March 17, 2014

    Juror discharged in phone hacking trial

    One of the 12 jurors trying former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks and six other defendants has been...

  37. March 13, 2014

    Princess Diana ‘gave royal phone book to News of the World’

    Princess Diana sent a royal phone book to the News of the World newspaper to demonstrate “the forces ranged against her”, a...

  38. March 6, 2014

    Coulson ‘completely trusted’ Brooks, court hears

    Rebekah Brooks, the former editor of the News of the World, has told her trial that her relationship with co-defendant Andy...

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