Phone Hacking Trial: Andy Coulson, “Do his phone” not an instruction to hack a phone – Martin Hickman

16 04 2014

Andy_CoulsonDay 93, Part 2:  Andy Coulson’s instruction “Do his phone” was not an instruction to hack a phone, he told the Old Bailey today.

The former tabloid editor said that instead he was requesting a check of a reporter’s phone data to see if he was leaking the News of the World’s stories to rivals. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Andy Coulson listened to hacked Blunkett messages – Martin Hickman

16 04 2014

Andy CoulsonDay 92, Part 1:  Andy Coulson listened to tapes of hacked phone messages from a Cabinet minister to his lover, believed they were gross intrusions into their privacy, but decided to publish a story based on them anyway, because he felt it was in the public interest and he did not know that phone hacking was illegal, he told a jury today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Andy Coulson, “I am not a bully”, trial hears – Martin Hickman

16 04 2014

CoulsonDay 91, Part 2:  Andy Coulson today denied a “bullying culture” took root at the News of the World under his editorship.

Giving evidence for a second day at the phone hacking trial, the editor-turned-Downing Street communications director said: “I am not a bully”. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Coulson, no knowledge that NOTW detective accessed Milly Dowler’s voicemail – Martin Hickman

15 04 2014

Andy CoulsonDay 91, Part 1: Andy Coulson had no knowledge that the News of the World’s private detective had accessed Milly Dowler’s voicemail, he told the phone hacking trial today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Andy Coulson had “vague memory” of Glenn Mulcaire’s company, trial hears – Martin Hickman

14 04 2014

Coulson and MulcaireDay 90, Part 2:  Andy Coulson had a vague memory of Glenn Mulcaire’s company being mentioned at the News of the World, but thought it was something to do with “finding people” or “surveillance,” he told the phone hacking trial today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Andy Coulson, News Of The World had culture of “secrecy” and “intrigue” – Martin Hickman

14 04 2014

media_andy_coulson_2Day 90, Part 1:   The News of the World had a culture of “secrecy” and “intrigue” where reporters closely guarded their contacts, Andy Coulson told the phone hacking trial today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: News of the World exec was “gentleman,” says Sara Payne – Martin Hickman

11 04 2014

Sara-PayneDay 89, Part 2:  The mother of murdered eight-year-old Sarah Payne today paid tribute to two defendants at the phone hacking trial. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Former PCC boss pays tribute to alleged phone hacker – Martin Hickman

11 04 2014

lord-blackDay 89, Part 1: A newspaper executive on trial at the Old Bailey was an influential behind-the-scenes advisor to the Press Complaints Commission, a former PCC boss told the court today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Kuttner: I didn’t need to check payments totalling thousands of pounds – Martin Hickman

11 04 2014

Stuart KuttnerDay 88, Part 2: One of Rupert Murdoch’s senior executives did not check payments by the News of the World’s reporters because he trusted them, he told the phone hacking trial today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Reporter: Coulson knew about MI6 buggings – Martin Hickman

10 04 2014

Clive GoodmanDay 88, Part 1:  Andy Coulson, the News of the World’s then editor, was alleged by a senior journalist to have been part of a criminal plot to receive information covertly obtained from MI6 wire tappings, the phone hacking trial heard today. Read the rest of this entry »








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