Latest Phone Hacking News

  • Is Ed Miliband plotting his revenge on the press?
    Is Ed Miliband plotting his revenge on the press? Mon, Apr 13, 2015

    Ed Miliband’s relationship with the press started badly and has got progressively worse. His subsequent attack on News International over phone hacking, plus his strong support for the Leveson proposals, means that he now enters the short campaign facing an overwhelmingly hostile media. More »

  • Prince William and Kate Middleton face privacy struggle with growing family
    Prince William and Kate Middleton face privacy struggle with growing family Tue, Apr 7, 2015

    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge - who are considered celebrities as much as royals - face an almost unparalleled level of media scrutiny with global interest in the couple unsated by their regular royal engagements. William is known to value his privacy, and he and his wife Kate hope to give their young son George and his sibling - due at the end of April - a "normal" life and shield them from media intrusion. William's relationship with the press has been shaped by what happened to his mother Princess Diana, said royal historian Hugo Vickers. "I think Prince William has a great number of reasons for disliking the media in general, most particularly when you think what they did to his mother, the Princess of Wales, and I think he's always had, and I completely understand that, you know, a very strong awareness of what they are capable of doing," he said. More »

  • “Frustrating” that Garda Commissioner didn’t say if the Provisional IRA still …
    “Frustrating” that Garda Commissioner didn’t say if the Provisional IRA still … Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Nóirín O’Sullivan appeared before the Justice Committee today. More »

  • Four Sun journalists cleared of illegal payments to officials
    Four Sun journalists cleared of illegal payments to officials Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Four senior journalists at Rupert Murdoch's British tabloid The Sun were cleared on Friday of making illegal payments to public officials, the latest reporters to be exonerated after a massive police investigation. The journalists - the paper's executive editor, deputy editor, chief reporter and royal editor - were found not guilty of paying military figures for information, including details about Queen Elizabeth's grandsons, Princes William and Harry. More »

  • Four UK journalists cleared over illegal payments
    Four UK journalists cleared over illegal payments Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Four senior journalists at Britain's top-selling The Sun tabloid were on Friday cleared of wrongdoing over the payment of public officials for stories, including about Princes William and Harry. More »

  • 4 journalists from UK Sun acquitted of bribery charges
    4 journalists from UK Sun acquitted of bribery charges Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Four senior journalists at the Rupert Murdoch-owned Sun were cleared Friday of bribing defense officials for tips, including information about Prince William and his brother Harry at Sandhurst military academy. More »

  • Sadie Frost: Mirror Hacking 'Destroyed My Life'
    Sadie Frost: Mirror Hacking 'Destroyed My Life' Fri, Mar 13, 2015

    Actress Sadie Frost has told a court that phone hacking carried out by Mirror Group newspapers had "completely destroyed" her life. Frost described various relationships that were affected by stories which appeared in the press  - which she later understood to be a product of phone hacking. Her mother and sister were among five family members she asked to sign a confidentiality agreement. Messages the 49-year-old left on the answer machine of her friend Kate Moss were also hacked. More »

  • Frost 'humiliated by AA article'
    Frost 'humiliated by AA article' Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Actress and businesswoman Sadie Frost has told the High Court that she was "incredibly embarrassed and humiliated" when a newspaper published a story about her attending a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. More »

  • Sadie Frost tells hacking trial 'I was humiliated by AA article'
    Sadie Frost tells hacking trial 'I was humiliated by AA article' Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    The Daily Mirror published a story about Sadie Frost attending an AA meeting after hacking her phone. More »

  • Footballer Paul Gascoigne tells court hacking 'ruined my life'
    Footballer Paul Gascoigne tells court hacking 'ruined my life' Thu, Mar 12, 2015

    Paul Gascoigne on Wednesday told the High Court in London that phone hacking by a newspaper group had driven the former England football star to alcoholism and destroyed his life. More »

  • 'I would trade phone for a coffin'
    'I would trade phone for a coffin' Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Paul Gascoigne has told the High Court hacking trial that he would like to trade in his mobile phone for a coffin as he has "no life". More »

  • Gazza: Alcoholism linked to hacking
    Gazza: Alcoholism linked to hacking Wed, Mar 11, 2015

    Former footballer Paul Gascoigne has described how he stopped trusting his family and friends. More »

  • Justine's fears on Miliband attacks
    Justine's fears on Miliband attacks Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    Justine Miliband has spoken of her fears that husband Ed will be subjected to "really vicious" attacks during the general election campaign. More »

  • Soap star Shane Richie tells of hacking distrust
    Soap star Shane Richie tells of hacking distrust Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    EastEnders actors Shane Richie and Steve McFadden have been giving evidence at the High Court. More »

  • Soap star tells of hacking distrust
    Soap star tells of hacking distrust Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    EastEnders' Shane Richie has told the High Court that he and co-star Jessie Wallace did not speak for five years because of the atmosphere of distrust caused by phone-hacking. More »

  • Hacking 'Destroyed' EastEnders Star's Career
    Hacking 'Destroyed' EastEnders Star's Career Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    EastEnders star Steve McFadden said his ex-girlfriend and former co-star's career was "destroyed" by stories published about her as a result of hacking. The actor, who plays Phil Mitchell, was giving evidence at a hearing at London's High Court to decide the amount of compensation to be awarded in eight cases brought against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN). Lucy Taggart, formerly Lucy Benjamin, played McFadden's on-screen girlfriend Lisa and had a relationship with him during the time her phone was hacked. He and the actress met on the set and were in a relationship from about 2000 to late 2003. More »

  • Shobna Gulati in hacking ordeal
    Shobna Gulati in hacking ordeal Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    The former Coronation Street actress has been giving evidence at a High Court hearing. More »

  • Guardian owner sees higher losses as pace of change ramps up Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Guardian Media Group (GMG) expects its losses to increase in the next few years as it invests to keep up with the rapid pace of change ripping through the newspaper industry, its outgoing chief executive said. The owner of the Guardian, known for breaking news of widespread surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency from the leaks of analyst Edward Snowden, said it expected to record a loss of around 30 million pounds when it reports full-year results this summer. Underlying losses at the publisher, excluding investments, are likely to remain flat at around 20 million pounds and the company said its losses will come down over time as its investments pay off. More »

  • BBC exec 'sickened' at phone hacking by UK's Mirror tabloids
    BBC exec 'sickened' at phone hacking by UK's Mirror tabloids Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — A senior BBC executive said Friday that he felt "invaded and sickened" by the revelation that his phone was hacked repeatedly by staff at Britain's Mirror Group newspapers. More »

  • Yentob phone like 'Aladdin's Cave'
    Yentob phone like 'Aladdin's Cave' Thu, Mar 5, 2015

    TV executive Alan Yentob's voicemail was an Aladdin's Cave of stories for journalists from Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN), the High Court phone hacking trial has heard. More »

  • Wednesday's National Newspaper Front Pages
  • Hacking Was 'Rife At Three Mirror Papers'
    Hacking Was 'Rife At Three Mirror Papers' Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Phone hacking was "rife" at all three Mirror Group newspapers from the end of the 1990s, the High Court has heard. One journalist had 100 celebrity targets and was making 250 hacking calls a day, it was claimed. The revelations emerged at a hearing to decide the level of compensation for eight high-profile complainants: TV executive Alan Yentob, actress Sadie Frost, ex-footballer Paul Gascoigne, soap stars Lucy Taggart, Shane Richie and Shobna Gulati, flight attendant Lauren Alcorn and TV producer Robert Ashworth. More »

  • Celebrity 'witch-hunt' claim denied
    Celebrity 'witch-hunt' claim denied Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has denied conducting a "witch-hunt" against celebrities after broadcaster Paul Gambaccini told a parliamentary committee that he and other showbiz figures were used as human "fly paper" in the hope that their public identification as sex-abuse suspects would encourage more alleged victims to come forward. More »

  • Lawyer: Phone hacking 'rife' at Britain's Mirror tabloids Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Phone hacking was "rife" for years at tabloids owned by Britain's Trinity Mirror PLC, a lawyer for victims of illegal eavesdropping said Tuesday. More »

  • Phone hacking 'rife' at MGN papers
    Phone hacking 'rife' at MGN papers Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Phone hacking was "rife" at all three of Mirror Group Newspaper's (MGN) national titles by mid 1999 at the latest, the High Court has heard. More »

  • The 9 at 9: Monday
    The 9 at 9: Monday Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    It’s the start of a new week, and here are are the morning’s top stories. More »

  • Rebekah Brooks ‘to head up Storyful in News Corp return’
    Rebekah Brooks ‘to head up Storyful in News Corp return’ Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    The former editor of the Sun and the News of the World was acquitted on hacking charges last year. More »

  • Hearing to decide hacking damages
    Hearing to decide hacking damages Mon, Mar 2, 2015

    A hearing to decide the amount of compensation to be awarded in civil phone hacking claims brought against Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) is due to start at the High Court today. More »

  • Sports Direct's Ashley set for public grilling over USC collapse
    Sports Direct's Ashley set for public grilling over USC collapse Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley has been called to give evidence before a parliamentary committee regarding the role played by Britain's biggest sporting goods retailer in the treatment of workers at its fashion chain USC. Ashley, the owner of Newcastle United football club who last gave a press interview in 2007 and who never speaks in public, has been called to appear alongside other senior management before the 11 members of parliament that make up the Scottish Affairs Committee. The cross-party committee is examining the treatment of workers at USC's Scottish warehouse, who were made redundant when administrators were called into a Sports Direct controlled business that owned 28 USC stores last month. More »

  • Trinity Mirror apologizes for phone hacking Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Trinity Mirror PLC, publisher of the Mirror newspapers, apologized Friday for phone hacking, admitting it was unacceptable intrusion into private lives. The newspaper group offered "every victim a ... More »

  • UK tabloid prints phone-hacking apology, increases claims fund
    UK tabloid prints phone-hacking apology, increases claims fund Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    The owner of Britain's Daily Mirror tabloid made a public apology Friday for phone-hacking by its journalists and said compensation claims over the scandal will cost it far more than previously thought. More »

  • Miliband urged to publish tax deed
    Miliband urged to publish tax deed Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Conservatives have sought to step up pressure on Ed Miliband over the issue of tax avoidance by demanding that he publish a legal document which altered his father's will to grant him part-ownership of the family home. More »

  • Mirror prints phone-hacking apology
    Mirror prints phone-hacking apology Fri, Feb 13, 2015

    Trinity Mirror has publicly apologised for phone hacking and said civil claims will cost the company millions more than first thought. More »

  • Hugh Grant finds surprise salvation as an academic in 'The Rewrite'
    Hugh Grant finds surprise salvation as an academic in 'The Rewrite' Thu, Feb 12, 2015

    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - British actor Hugh Grant may be one of the most successful actors of his generation, but the star of the new film "The Rewrite" says he has always been attracted to the comedy of failure. Grant, 54, plays Keith Michaels, a divorced Hollywood screenwriter facing hard times who finds romance and new meaning in life when he takes a college teaching job to avoid bankruptcy. "It is a story of one man's surprise salvation," Grant told Reuters. More »

  • Cameron rebuffs 'dodgy PM' jibe
    Cameron rebuffs 'dodgy PM' jibe Wed, Feb 11, 2015

    David Cameron has dismissed claims that he is a "dodgy Prime Minister" who is "up to his neck" in the HSBC tax avoidance scandal, accusing Ed Miliband of repeating "fiction after fiction" about the Conservatives. More »