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  1. April 12, 2012

    Police links to ex-journalist criticised

    Professional boundaries between senior police personnel and a former News of the World executive were blurred and police...

  2. April 4, 2012

    Police resisted inquiry into hacking lead

    The director of public prosecutions faced resistance from a senior police officer when he suggested further investigation of...

  1. April 3, 2012

    Police chief attended reporter’s wedding

    A senior police officer attended the wedding of the former News of the World crime editor, the journalist told the Leveson...

  2. April 2, 2012

    Leveson hears of Met chief’s job help

    Former News of the World deputy editor Neil Wallis advised a senior police officer on his bid to become commissioner of the...

  3. March 29, 2012

    Met’s Fedorcio quits over misconduct probe

    Scotland Yard’s director of public affairs has resigned after hearing he would face gross misconduct allegations for hiring...

  4. March 13, 2012

    NoW journalist used Met computer

    The Metropolitan Police’s press chief allowed a News of the World journalist to use his computer to file a story about a...

  5. March 7, 2012

    Police chief refused inquiry phone records

    John Yates, the former Metropolitan Police assistant commissioner, refused to have his telephone records examined when it...

  6. March 1, 2012

    Sun defence editor held in bribery probe

    The defence editor of The Sun has been arrested by police investigating alleged bribery of public officials. Virginia...

  7. December 13, 2011

    Police told to clarify media relationships

    Police forces across the UK need to clarify their boundaries with the media to reassure the public about the service’s...

  8. December 4, 2011

    Bomb explodes outside British embassy in Bahrain

    A bomb exploded outside the British embassy in Bahrain, raising fears of a surge in violence as the government pledges to...

  9. October 10, 2011

    Call for News Corp vote against Murdochs

    News Corp faced intensifying pressure for corporate governance changes on Monday as the biggest investor advisory group in...

  10. September 16, 2011

    Met uses secrecy laws in leak probe

    Scotland Yard has invoked the Official Secrets Act to demand documents from reporters at The Guardian as it seeks to...

  11. August 3, 2011

    Cleveland police chief held in graft probe

    The chief constable of Cleveland Police and his deputy have been arrested as part of a criminal inquiry into fraud and...

  12. July 29, 2011

    ’Ello ’Ello Pages and money-making for the Met

    The waves from the phone-hacking scandal lapped a little closer to my shore this week, as I learnt that another friend’s...

  13. Westminster Blog

    July 20, 2011

    Have the police secretly signalled the current investigations are going nowhere?

    Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory. This one comes from Craig Murray, the outspoken former ambassador to Uzbekistan,...

  14. Westminster Blog

    July 20, 2011

    Attention turns to whether Cameron discussed BSkyB bid with NI execs

    During the ongoing Commons debate on phone hacking David Cameron refused three times – pressed by Labour MP Dennis Skinner –...

  15. July 20, 2011

    How Number 10 is missing Andy

    All eyes may have been on the Commons on Tuesday but back at the Downing Street ranch I am told there was a sense of panic....

  16. July 19, 2011

    The aged Oriental mystic ... and Manuel

    There is one version of old age, perhaps the best on offer, that goes like this. You keep doing what has always given you...

  17. July 19, 2011

    Police chief testifies on Met public relations staffing

    The Metropolitan Police commissioner who resigned at the weekend over Scotland Yard’s links with News of the World has told...

  18. July 19, 2011

    A Select Committee we should all ignore

    Parliamentary select committees have always played a vital role in holding public servants and private companies to account....

  19. July 18, 2011

    John Yates’ career

    John Yates, who resigned on Monday as assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, joined the force in 1981, rising up...

  20. July 18, 2011

    Clearing out the Yard

    The fallout from the phone-hacking scandal continues to widen. Following last week’s high-level resignations at News Corp,...

  21. July 18, 2011

    Murdochs promise day of political theatre

    A day of classic political theatre is promised at Westminster on Tuesday as key protagonists in the phone-hacking scandal...

  22. July 18, 2011

    John Yates profile

    John Yates is the model of the modern Metropolitan police officer and well respected by his peers and many outside...

  23. July 18, 2011

    Leadership crisis engulfs Met

    There could hardly be a worse time for a leadership crisis at Scotland Yard. The resignation of Sir Paul Stephenson, the...

  24. July 18, 2011

    Murdochs take $1bn hit on share falls

    The value of the Murdoch family’s shareholding in News Corp has fallen by $1bn since the political firestorm erupted over...

  25. July 18, 2011

    Scandal edges closer to Cameron

    If, as David Cameron, Britain’s prime minister, has called it, the phone-hacking scandal ripping through Rupert Murdoch’s UK...

  26. July 18, 2011

    Met’s assistant commissioner Yates quits

    The home secretary announced a big overhaul of police relations with the media on Monday as Britain’s top counter-terrorism...

  27. July 17, 2011

    Met chief’s exit follows growing pressure

    The resignation of Sir Paul Stephenson came at the end of a day of mounting pressure on the Metropolitan Police chief...

  28. July 15, 2011

    Met’s image suffers battering in scandal

    Britain’s former top policeman, Sir Robert Mark, once observed that “a good police force is one that catches more crooks...

  29. July 14, 2011

    Scandal deepens with latest arrest

    Britain’s phone-hacking scandal descended into dark farce on Thursday, when detectives arrested a former News of the World...

  30. July 13, 2011

    Police chief defends decision on hacking

    The Metropolitan Police made a “sound” decision not to further investigate phone hacking by News of the World when...

  31. July 12, 2011

    MPs grill police on hacking probe

    Politicians lined up to throw accusations of incompetence, unsuitable friendships and even corruption at the police on...

  32. Westminster Blog

    July 12, 2011

    Live blog: MPs hold phone hacking hearing with John Yates

    This live blog was published on Tuesday July 12th. Sue Akers MPs on the home affairs select committee questioned senior...

  33. July 10, 2011

    Timeline: Weekend events and the week ahead

    ●Saturday afternoon: Pressed by a reporter at the Sun Valley media conference, Rupert Murdoch expresses his “total” support...

  34. July 10, 2011

    Met’s ‘massive regret’ over hacking probe

    A senior officer at the Metropolitan Police has expressed “massive regret” over its failure properly to investigate the...

  35. April 5, 2011

    MPs question Met action on phone-hacking

    Police investigating phone-hacking allegations raided newspaper offices and the homes of two journalists on Tuesday, but as...

  36. April 5, 2011

    Police arrest two in phone-hacking probe

    Police searched the offices of the News of the World on Tuesday, hours after arresting two senior journalists as part of an...

  37. March 31, 2011

    Met fails to strike out phone hacking libel action

    The Metropolitan Police has failed to strike out a libel action brought against it by a lawyer representing alleged victims...

  38. March 31, 2011

    Phone hacking ‘could be contempt of parliament’

    Eavesdropping MPs’ phones could amount to contempt of parliament, a Commons committee found on Thursday. The finding came in...

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