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Jan 31, 2014

Actress Sienna Miller angry at British phone-hacking case details

LONDON (Reuters) – British actress Sienna Miller spoke on Friday of her anger that “titillating” information about her affair with James Bond actor Daniel Craig had been made public at the phone-hacking trial of a former Rupert Murdoch tabloid editor.

The trial of Andy Coulson, who edited Murdoch’s now defunct-News of the World Newspaper, has heard lengthy evidence this week about a voicemail message she left for Craig in 2005 which has taken center stage in the high-profile court case.

Jan 30, 2014

Defense casts doubt on claim ex-Murdoch editor heard hacking tape

LONDON (Reuters) – Andy Coulson, former editor of Rupert Murdoch’s British tabloid the News of the World, was not in the office at the time he is alleged to have listened to a recording of a hacked phone voicemail message, a London court heard on Thursday.

Coulson, editor of the mass-selling tabloid until 2007 and then Prime Minister David Cameron’s head of communications up to early 2011, is on trial accused of conspiracy to illegally intercept messages on mobile phones, a charge he denies.

Jan 29, 2014

Murdoch’s UK arm in phone-hacking cover-up, ex-reporter says

LONDON (Reuters) – A former tabloid reporter told a London court on Wednesday that Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper arm, News International (NI), had been involved in a conspiracy to cover up phone-hacking and that he had lied about his own role to toe “the company line”.

Dan Evans said he had hacked into the voicemails of dozens of celebrities during his time at Murdoch’s News of the World, and had lied about it both to police and in a civil legal case as part of a widespread company cover-up.

Jan 28, 2014

Cameron’s ex-media chief knew of phone-hacking, court hears

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron’s ex-media chief Andy Coulson listened to a hacked voicemail that revealed two leading actors were having an affair when he was editor of the News of the World, a London court heard on Tuesday.

Dan Evans, a former reporter and self-confessed prolific phone hacker on the Rupert Murdoch tabloid, said Coulson was one of 10 senior figures on the paper who knew how he intercepted voicemails to generate front page stories.

Jan 28, 2014

British PM Cameron’s ex-media chief knew of phone-hacking, court hears

LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David
Cameron’s ex-media chief Andy Coulson listened to a hacked
voicemail that revealed two leading actors were having an affair
when he was editor of the News of the World, a London court
heard on Tuesday.

Dan Evans, a former reporter and self-confessed prolific
phone hacker on the Rupert Murdoch tabloid, said Coulson was one
of 10 senior figures on the paper who knew how he intercepted
voicemails to generate front page stories.

Jan 27, 2014

Ex-journalist admits hacking at Murdoch paper, rival Sunday Mirror

LONDON (Reuters) – A former journalist on Rupert Murdoch’s now defunct News of the World tabloid and its rival Sunday Mirror has admitted conspiring to hack into hundreds of phones to get exclusive stories about celebrities.

Daniel Evans told London’s Old Bailey Court on Monday he had been a prolific phone-hacker and that Andy Coulson, one of Murdoch’s ex-editors and later Prime Minister David Cameron’s media chief, had known what he did before employing him.

Jan 27, 2014

Phone-hacking trial revelation shocks actor Jude Law

LONDON (Reuters) – Film star Jude Law told Britain’s phone-hacking trial on Monday he was not aware a close relative had been paid to leak stories about him to Rupert Murdoch’s now defunct News of the World tabloid.

During dramatic testimony at the trial of two of Murdoch’s former editors, a shocked Law was passed a note with the name of a close family member he was told was selling details to the paper at the time it printed stories about his ex-girlfriend Sienna Miller and her affair with James Bond actor Daniel Craig.

Jan 27, 2014

British phone-hacking trial revelation shocks actor Jude Law

LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Film star Jude Law told Britain’s
phone-hacking trial on Monday he was not aware a close relative
had been paid to leak stories about him to Rupert Murdoch’s now
defunct News of the World tabloid.

During dramatic testimony at the trial of two of Murdoch’s
former editors, a shocked Law was passed a note with the name of
a close family member he was told was selling details to the
paper at the time it printed stories about his ex-girlfriend
Sienna Miller and her affair with James Bond actor Daniel Craig.

Jan 17, 2014

Archaeologists might have found bone of England’s King Alfred the Great

WINCHESTER (Reuters) – A team of archaeologists said on Friday they believed they might have found part of the remains of ninth-century monarch King Alfred the Great, one of the best-known and most important figures from early English history.

Tests have shown that a pelvic bone found in a museum box is likely to have been either that of Alfred – the only English king to have the moniker “Great” – or his son King Edward the Elder.

Jan 15, 2014

Global press group visits Britain over newspaper freedom fears

LONDON (Reuters) – A global media organization began its first press freedom mission to Britain on Wednesday over concerns about the government’s plans to regulate newspapers and its response to the Edward Snowden revelations.

The World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA), based in Paris, said it would be holding meetings with Culture Secretary Maria Miller as part of a visit to Britain to discuss “worrying developments”.