Ex-News of the World editors who gave evidence in the Tommy Sheridan trial are feeling the pressure as Strathclyde police steps up Operation Rubicon – the Scottish investigation into phone hacking and alleged perjury. Scrapbook understands that testimony given by figures including Andy Coulson, Bob Bird (former Scottish editor) and Douglas Wight (former news editor) […]
The News of the World hacked multiple individuals connected with a libel trial, it has emerged. After Scots politician Tommy Sheridan told a court his mobile phone was targeted, the Daily Record has now reported that the newspaper also hacked its own star witness in the 2006 Sherdian v News Group Newspapers case. The revelation […]
Earlier today, the Culture Media and Sport select committee published a mine of new correspondence between the committee and key players in the phone hacking scandal. Here’s what we’ve learned so far: Clive Goodman wrote to News International after he was sacked for phone hacking, to make a claim for unfair dismissal. In the letter, […]
After Scots politician Tommy Sheridan was convicted of perjury in his legal struggle with the News of the World, prosecutors have refused to release papers that could reveal improper meetings with News International before the former MSP was charged. As with phone hacking in England, the Sheridan case has brought scrutiny to an invidious relationship […]
Answering questions from the House following his statement on the BSkyB deal, Jeremy Hunt told members that the Prime Minister had said he had not been in touch with Andy Coulson since his resignation. This isn’t strictly true. In fact, on Friday, Mr Cameron told a press conference that Coulson “became a friend and is a friend”, […]
As Channel Four decide whether to commission a fourth series of the BAFTA award-winning programme, the identity of Fonejacker has been revealed: The Scrapbook team always had our suspicions.
As the post-Coulson rumour mill trundles onward, spokesmen for Osborne and Clegg Ramesh Chhabra and Rae Stewart both enter the running with Ladbrokes at 16/1 alongside Deputy Editor of the Wall Street Journal Europe Iain Martin at 25/1. Here is our recap of the main runners: Ian Birrell (5/4) – Birrell left his job as deputy editor of The […]
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The Scrapbook team have been looking forward to producing the image above for some time now.* Congratulations in particular to parliamentary inquisitor Tom Watson and press inquisitor Nick Davies. *Cave-dwellers may be intrigued to discover that he’s resigned.
Apologies for the lack of posts today.