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Peter Robinson threatens resignation over Hyde Park bombing case: Politics live blog

The Guardian: Politics Live Blog - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 13:23

Andrew Sparrow’s rolling coverage of today’s political developments as they happen, including Nick Clegg’s press conference, David Cameron and Ed Miliband at PMQs and Jeremy Hunt’s statement about the future of the Mid Staffs NHS trust

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Fresh charges in Operation Elveden investigation over illegal payments

NOTW: UK Telegraph Live Blog - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:24

More journalists and public officials are charged as part as the Metropolitan Police's Operation Elveden




Brooks fell out with Coulson over Beckham affair story, hacking trial hears

NOTW: UK Telegraph Live Blog - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:12

Former Sun editor Rebekah Brooks described falling out with secret lover and then News of the World editor Andy Coulson when he failed to tell her about an exclusive story about David Beckham




ABC's Media Watch backs down over claims of $50m losses at the Australian

News Corporation: Live Updates from The Guardian - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 04:33

Program issues correction saying the Murdoch title is only going to lose $15m this year

ABCs Media Watch has issued a correction to its claim that the Australian newspaper loses between $40m and $50 million a year, adding that the title is actually likely to lose $15m this year.

Earlier in the month the Media Watch host, Paul Barry, said the News Corp publication, owned by Rupert Murdoch, was losing vast amounts of money.

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Harman expresses 'regret' over NCCL link with paedophile group: Politics live blog

The Guardian: Politics Live Blog - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:57

Andrew Sparrow’s rolling coverage of all today’s political developments as they happen

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UK and Scottish cabinets meet in Aberdeen: Politics live blog

The Guardian: Politics Live Blog - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:57

Andrew Sparrow’s rolling coverage of all the day’s political developments as they happen, including the UK and Scottish cabinets meeting in Aberdeen to discuss North Sea oil

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Piers Morgan CNN TV chat show is to end

NOTW: UK Telegraph Live Blog - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 06:10

Piers Morgan says American audience are 'tired of me banging on' as CNN cancels his talk show




Piers Morgan TV chat show is to end

NOTW: UK Telegraph Live Blog - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 04:09

Piers Morgan says American audience are 'tired of me banging on' as CNN cancels his talk show




ABCs Media Watch did not meet editorial guidelines, says Chris Mitchell

News Corporation: Live Updates from The Guardian - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 03:25

Editor-in-chief of the Australian accuses program of failing to seek his comment on claims paper lost $40m to $50m a year

The editor-in-chief of the Australian, Chris Mitchell, has accused the ABCs Media Watch program of failing to meet editorial guidelines and will lodge complaints with the public broadcaster and the communications watchdog.

In a lengthy interview in the papers Media section on Monday, and an accompanying video on the website, Mitchell said the Murdoch-owned broadsheet, which is celebrating its 50th year in 2014, had a bright future in print and was not a loss-making hole in the ocean.

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Discovery and BSkyB may make joint bid for Richard Desmond's Channel 5

News Corporation: Live Updates from The Guardian - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 07:34

Channel 5, the broadcaster put on the block by Richard Desmond, could be sold to Discovery Communications, the US-based media conglomerate that is controlled by John Malone.

And, according to the Financial Times, Discovery is in talks with BSkyB to join in the bid. Citing "people familiar with the matter", the FT story says the British satellite broadcaster, controlled by Rupert Murdoch, would take over Channel 5's advertising sales operation.

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Rebekah Brooks on verge of tears as she tells court about personal life

NOTW: UK Telegraph Live Blog - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 10:00

Ex-tabloid editor forced to leave the witness box after becoming emotional and discussed failed marriage to Ross Kemp, her affair with Coulson and fertility problems




Brooks wrote Coulson love letter 'after a few glasses of wine', court hears

NOTW: UK Telegraph Live Blog - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 08:33

The former tabloid editor denies six year affair with Andy Coulson, but admits 'intimacies', including when relationship with Ross Kemp was on the rocks

'I knew nothing about Glenn Mulcaire deal' says Rebekah Brooks

NOTW: UK Telegraph Live Blog - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 07:20

Former News of the World editor tells Old Bailey she knew nothing about a contract with private investigator Glenn Mulcaire




Politics Live - readers' edition: Friday 21 February

The Guardian: Politics Live Blog - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 04:36

Share breaking news, leave links to interesting articles online and chat about the week’s political events in our open thread


Britain: Defense Heard in Hacking Case

NOTW: Live Updates from the New York Times - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 01:00

Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper unit, testified in court on Thursday that she did not know about the activities of a private investigator who has admitted that he hacked phones on behalf of The News of the World.

Rebekah Brooks 'not on trial for her political views or being a tabloid editor' court hears

NOTW: UK Telegraph Live Blog - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:04

Opening defence case in phone hacking trial, Jonathan Laidlaw QC reminds jurors there were "agendas being pursued" in the evidence




Rebekah Brooks acquitted of one charge of misconduct in phone hacking trial

NOTW: UK Telegraph Live Blog - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 07:00

Former News of the World editor is cleared of approving purchase of photo of Duke of Cambridge in bikini at James Bond-themed party

Rebekah Brooks aquitted of one charge of misconduct in phone hacking trial

NOTW: UK Telegraph Live Blog - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 07:00

Former News of the World editor is cleared of approving purchase of photo of Duke of Cambridge in bikini at James Bond-themed party




Politics Live - readers' edition: Thursday 20 February

The Guardian: Politics Live Blog - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 04:19

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Tony Blair Emerges as Figure in Tabloid Hacking Case

NOTW: Live Updates from the New York Times - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 01:00

According to an email read at trial, the former British prime minister told a major figure in the scandal, Rebekah Brooks, to “keep strong,” and offered to act as an “unofficial adviser.”