Phone Hacking Trial: Potential evidence concealed in “pizza delivery” to Brooks’s flat, jury hears – Martin Hickman

14 01 2014

CCTVDay 39, Part 1: Further CCTV footage of Rebekah and Charlie Brooks was shown to the jury at the phone hacking trial as the Crown made its case that they hid evidence from police. The closed circuit pictures captured the events in the basement car park of the Brooks’s London home on the day Mrs Brooks was arrested at Lewisham police station for suspected phone hacking. Read the rest of this entry »





Presidential affair: a close friend, a Closer enemy – Alexia Bedat

14 01 2014

Une-Closer-Hollande-GayetIt is no longer a rumour, just the truth. For the past six months, François Hollande has been meeting the actress, Julie Gayet, in her second home, nestled in a street adjacent to the Elysée.” So began the seven-page exclusive published by the notorious French tabloid Closer last Friday (10 January 2014). Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Fears of Surveillance and CCTV of vanishing laptop and envelope – Martin Hickman

14 01 2014

Mark HannaDay 38, Part 1: Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper group was fearful of attack and surveillance from hostile forces in 2011, the hacking trial was told yesterday. The jury at the Old Bailey heard that in the year the News of the World closed, security chief Mark Hanna swept News International’s offices for listening devices, intercepted threatening letters to executives and monitored demonstrations outside its HQ in Wapping, east London. Read the rest of this entry »