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  1. 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...

  2. March 29, 2012

    Malthouse queried police hacking resources

    London’s deputy mayor, who oversees policing in the capital, has told the Leveson inquiry he had questioned the police on...

  1. 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...

  2. March 12, 2012

    Johnson ‘no appetite’ for probing hacking investigation

    Former home secretary Alan Johnson had “no appetite” for a probe into allegations that the first phone hacking investigation...

  3. March 5, 2012

    Deputy mayor attacked hacking inquiry

    London’s deputy mayor, who has responsibility for policing in the capital, complained on several occasions that Scotland...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. September 19, 2011

    Policing the press

    Having been accused of inertia during much of the phone hacking scandal, the Metropolitan Police appears suddenly gripped by...

  7. 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...

  8. September 12, 2011

    Renowned crime fighter becomes Met chief

    Bernard Hogan-Howe pledged to put fear into London’s criminals and renew force morale as he accepted the role of...

  9. September 3, 2011

    Met arrests 16th person in hacking scandal

    The Metropolitan Police has arrested a 16th person in relation to the phone-hacking scandal as part of Operation Weeting,...

  10. August 17, 2011

    Four apply for Met chief post

    Four senior police officers have applied to become the new commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, the most senior job in...

  11. August 16, 2011

    Contenders line up for top police job

    Leading figures in the UK’s policing establishment will file their applications on Wednesday for the post of commissioner at...

  12. August 12, 2011

    UK seeks advice of former US ‘super-cop’

    “Super-cop” Bill Bratton said that the UK “can’t arrest its way out its situation”, after David Cameron called on the former...

  13. 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...

  14. Westminster Blog

    July 20, 2011

    Quotes of the week - hacking special

    Tom Watson to Rupert Murdoch: “Your wife has a very good left hook.” (meaning right hook) Sir Paul Stephenson on Neil...

  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

    Prime minister faces Commons showdown

    David Cameron on Wednesday faces a gruelling Commons interrogation over new revelations about his links to Rupert Murdoch’s...

  18. July 19, 2011

    Cameron appeals for business as usual

    Downing Street aides urged journalists to “keep a sense of perspective” about Britain’s hacking scandal, as David Cameron...

  19. 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...

  20. 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....

  21. July 18, 2011

    Cameron cuts short trip to face firestorm

    David Cameron is cutting short a visit to Africa and will fly back to Britain on Tuesday night to face the heat of the phone...

  22. 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,...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  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

    Cameron defends decision to stay in Africa

    David Cameron insisted that he had not made an error by pressing ahead with a tour of Africa despite the unfolding phone...

  27. Westminster Blog

    July 18, 2011

    Is Labour coming close to calling for Cameron's head?

    Sir Paul Stephenson Sir Paul Stephenson’s resignation yesterday was a significant moment in the phone hacking affair: not...

  28. 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...

  29. July 18, 2011

    Parliament extended over hacking crisis

    Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, piled pressure on the prime minister over the phone hacking scandal on Monday, saying the...

  30. FT Alphaville

    July 18, 2011

    News Corp unlikely to face rapid action in US

    News Corp is facing heightened legal risks in its home US market over the phone hacking and police bribery scandal after the...

  31. FT Alphaville

    July 18, 2011

    News fallout widens; Cameron cuts short tour

    UK prime minister David Cameron has cut short a trade tour of Africa, the FT reports, to escape criticism for being out of...

  32. July 17, 2011

    Sir Paul Stephenson, Metropolitan Police

    Sir Paul Stephenson, who resigned as Metropolitan Police commissioner on Sunday, had an unusually controversial tenure as...

  33. July 17, 2011

    Met fears cuts threaten Olympic security

    The police chief in charge of Olympic security is calling on forces across the country to delay making cuts to specialist...

  34. 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...

  35. July 17, 2011

    Murdoch-free News

    The boards of directors of both News Corp and BSkyB (40 per cent-owned by News) should look at the history of accountants...

  36. July 17, 2011

    PM under pressure as police chief quits

    David Cameron is under renewed pressure over the phone-hacking scandal after the UK’s top police officer resigned, saying he...

  37. July 15, 2011

    Johnson contacts  judge on Met link to Wallis

    Boris Johnson has urged the judge leading the public inquiry into phone hacking to scrutinise “serious questions” around the...

  38. 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...

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