Phone-hacking scandal: Rupert Murdoch, chief executive of News Corp, ultimate owner of the News of the World, in 2011. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty

Back in the early days of Nick Davies’s investigation into phone hacking at the News of the World newspaper, someone contacted students who had attend(...)

Andy Coulson pictured arriving at the High Court in Edinburgh on Monday. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been cleared at the High Court in Edinburgh of committing perjury at the 2010 trial of former sociali(...)

Murdoch and the politicians
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  • August 23, 2014, 01:00

Stories in this book make the reader take a sharp intake of breath. Stories of tabloid excess, of bribery and hacking, of bullying and illegality. One(...)

‘News of the World’: author Nick Davies did the most to expose  criminality and cover-up at the tabloid

It’s a deeply disturbing and yet at times blackly comical read featuring people that go by names such as the Wolfman, the Corporal, the Ace Trace f(...)

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of conspiring to hack phones following an eight-month trial. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters.

Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson has been jailed for 18 months after being found guilty of conspiring to hack phones following an eight-mo(...)

British prime minister David Cameron’s former communications director Andy Coulson’s legal troubles continued today when he was told he would face a re-trial over charges of plotting to bribe officials while he was an editor at the News of the World. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire.

The legal problems facing Andy Coulson, British prime minister David Cameron’s former communications director, continued today when he was told he wo(...)

Clive Goodman, former royal editor of the News of the World, leaves the Old Bailey yesterday. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

A former News of the World journalist charged with paying public officials for royal phone (...)

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey courthouse in London. Photograph: Andrew Winning /Reuters

Rebekah Brooks was accused in court of carrying on a “cover up” over the extent of phone hacking at the News of the World. The former ta(...)

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey courthouse in London today. Ms Brooks is  on trial on various charges related to phone-hacking, illegal payments to officials for stories, and hindering police investigations. She denies the charges.  Photograph: Reuters

Rebekah Brooks, former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World newspaper, told a London court today she knew nothing about the 2002 hackin(...)

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks leaving the Old Bailey yesterday, where she described her experience of life inside tabloid newsrooms,including several examples of misogyny. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Rebekah Brooks yesterday stepped into the witness box at the Old Bailey central criminal court in London for the first time and told the jury that (...)