Former red top editor Rebekah Brooks would regularly turn the air blue with newsroom rants at staff, a court has heard. On trial for an alleged conspiracy to pay public officials for stories, former Sun journalist Chris Pharo claimed that Brooks had … … ranted to a reporter whose proposals for stories she was unhappy with — before […]

Secret dinner with Rupert Murdoch in January 2011 Sneaked details onto website in November 2011 Assembly Members to question Boris today A series of clandestine meetings between the Mayor of London, Rupert Murdoch and high level executives at News International were kept secret for ten months at the height of the phone hacking scandal, it […]

Salmond government refused to comment on allegations Murdoch accused of pressuring Scottish prosecutors Cover-up over NOTW meetings with Edinburgh police Scottish government telephones were targeted for phone hacking, it has been claimed. The news comes despite the refusal of Alex Salmond’s administration — backed by Rupert Murdoch — to comment on allegations said to have had […]

The geographic scope of the Leveson Inquiry into the phone hacking scandal could be widened with the news that Scottish solicitor Aamer Anwar will be making a submission to the investigation. The high-profile legal activist said: “We welcome the opportunity to make submissions to the Leveson Inquiry and will be highlighting the fact that criminality […]

The mother of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne wrote a valedictory column in the final edition of the News of the World. The piece gushed about her “trusted friends” on the paper — but she has now been informed that hackers targeted her voicemails on a phone given to her by editor Rebekah Brooks. Under the headline […]

A survey for Press Gazette shows the extent of reputational damage to other News International papers, with up to 15% of the public less likely to buy Murdoch titles because of hacking at the News of the World. The poll also suggests implications for the print media at large, with 21% of respondents saying they were […]

Rumours are swirling that Rupert Murdoch’s replacement for the News of the World will be edited by current Sun showbiz editor Victoria Newton and launch as soon as August 7 — with the first edition free. Eschewing the tongue-twisting “Sun on Sunday” title for pithy wordplay, however, Scrapbook has heard whispers that Britain’s newest red […]