Sun Six Trial: Sun Executives were in fear of another “tirade” from Rebekah Brooks – Martin Hickman

18 11 2014

Rebekah BrooksSun executives challenged little about the way the paper operated because they were in fear of another “tirade” from editor Rebekah Brooks, its news editor told the Sun corruption trial today. Read the rest of this entry »





Sun Six Trial: Jury hears inside story of life in the Sun newsroom – Martin Hickman

14 11 2014

The First Editions Of The Sun On Sunday Hit The NewstandsThe Sun’s editor, Rebekah Brooks, went into a foul-mouthed rant against at the paper’s news editor Chris Pharo during morning editorial conference because he had presented a poor news list, he told a court today.

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Phone Hacking Trial: Andy Coulson guilty of phone hacking charge, Brooks not guilty on all charges – Martin Hickman

24 06 2014

Andy CoulsonAndy Coulson, the former tabloid guilty who became the Prime Minister’s director of communications, was today found guilty at the Old Bailey of conspiring to hack phones while running the News of the World. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Rebekah Brooks “a victim of a witchunt by prosecuting authorities” – Martin Hickman

21 05 2014

Rebekah BrooksDay 108: Rebekah Brooks is the victim of a “witch-hunt” by the prosecuting authorities, her lawyer said today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks’ Defence Counsel begins closing speech – Martin Hickman

20 05 2014

Rebekah BrooksDay 107:  The Crown’s case that Rebekah Brooks plotted to hack phones is “entirely circumstantial” and based on theory rather than evidence, her lawyer told the Old Bailey today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Coulson denies telling Brooks before confronting Blunkett about affair – Martin Hickman

28 04 2014

Brooks and CoulsonDay 97, Part 1: Andy Coulson today denied telling his long-time lover and fellow redtop journalist Rebekah Brooks that he was about to confront a Cabinet minister over an affair. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks’ 70-year-old mother takes to the witness stand – Martin Hickman

13 03 2014

Brooks and WeirDay 68, Part 1: Rebekah Brooks’s 70-year-old mother took the witness stand at the Old Bailey today to give evidence for her daughter.

Called by Mrs Brooks’s legal team, Deborah Weir said that her daughter’s PA Cheryl Carter had not arrived with any boxes when she visited the Brooks’s home in the Cotswolds at the height of the phone hacking scandal. Read the rest of this entry »








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