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: Andy Coulson listened to hacked Blunkett messages – Martin Hickman

16 04 2014

Andy CoulsonDay 92, Part 1:  Andy Coulson listened to tapes of hacked phone messages from a Cabinet minister to his lover, believed they were gross intrusions into their privacy, but decided to publish a story based on them anyway, because he felt it was in the public interest and he did not know that phone hacking was illegal, he told a jury today. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks unable to recall how The Sun established Blunkett story – Martin Hickman

6 03 2014

David-Blunkett-010_0Day 64, Part 2: Rebekah Brooks was unable today to remember how The Sun established the identity of Home Secretary David Blunkett’s lover hours after the News of the World being edited by her close friend Andy Coulson revealed the relationship. Read the rest of this entry »





Phone Hacking Trial: Brooks: The Sun didn’t rely on phone hacking to ID Blunkett’s lover – Martin Hickman

26 02 2014

BlunkettDay 58, Part 1:  The Sun did not rely on phone hacking to establish the identity of Home Secretary David Blunkett’s lover, the Old Bailey heard today.

Kimberly Quinn was named by the redtop as being Mr Blunkett’s partner on Monday 16 April 2004, the day after its Sunday sister the News of the World broke the news of the affair between the Labour politician and the married woman. Read the rest of this entry »