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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

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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.”

The 'end of the age of entitlement' doesn't apply to Murdoch's empire | Van Badham

News Corporation: Live Updates from The Guardian - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:21

Treasurer Joe Hockey pushes an 'end of the age of entitlement' in the midst of massive job losses across the country, just as Rupert Murdoch's News Corp gets a tax rebate worth $882m

Lets be very clear: when treasurer Joe Hockey announced the end of the age of entitlement amidst the threatened closure of the SPC cannery in Shepparton, the withdrawal of Toyota from Australian manufacturing and the planned shutdown of Holden in South Australia, he was not talking about the expectations of corporate Australia. He was declaring an end only to a working-class expectation of basic job security.

Meanwhile, corporate entitlement is flourishing under the Coalition and there are few better examples of it than Rupert Murdochs News Corporation.

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Woman falsely linked to David Blunkett sold stories about them behind his back, hacking trial hears

NOTW: UK Telegraph Live Blog - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 13:45

Friend of David Blunkett, who was a victim of phone hacking, was the one who sold false stories to the press about their relationship, the trial hears




Hacking trial: Rebekah Brooks 'suggested blaming fellow executives for phone hacking'

NOTW: UK Telegraph Live Blog - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 11:35

In an email the former News International chief executive officer sent to her boss James Murdoch suggested blaming Les Hinton and Colin Myler, court hears




Tony Blair offered to be unofficial adviser to Brooks and Murdoch over phone hacking scandal, court hears

NOTW: UK Telegraph Live Blog - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 08:44

In an hour-long phone conversation with Mrs Brooks the day after the News of the World was closed in July 2011, the former Prime Minister advised her to "tough up" telling her "it will pass"