David Cameron signed off text messages to former News Of The World editor Rebekah Brooks with ‘LOL’ – mistakenly believing it stood for ‘lots of love’. Brooks told the Leveson Inquiry that the Prime Minister occasionally ended messages with the well-known acronym, which is generally understood to mean ‘laugh out loud’. news.sky.com
Rupert Murdoch tells the Leveson Inquiry of a telephone conversation with Gordon Brown during which the former Labour Prime Minister said: “Your company has declared war on my Government and we have no alternative but to make war on your company,” after The Sun came out in support of the Conservatives in 2009.
video.news.sky.com Managers at the Sun newspaper have reacted furiously after 5 senior journalists were arrested by police investigating payments to public officials. The paper’s Associate editor Trevor Kavanagh, has lambasted the police operation in The Sun, under the headline “This witch-hunt has put us behind ex-Soviet states on Press freedom’.
video.news.sky.com James Murdoch insists he did not know about widespread phone hacking at the News of the World, and blames others for misleading MPs. Full analysis with Sky’s Deputy Political Editor, Joey Jones
The parents of murdered school girl Milly Dowler have told how media intrusion gave them false hope their daughter may still be alive. Sally Dowler told the Leveson Inquiry into press standards about her excitement as it appeared Milly had been accessing her voicemails after going missing in 2002. She said: “I rang her phone and it clicked through on to her voicemail and I just jumped and said: ‘She’s picked up her voicemails Bob, she’s alive’.” It later emerged that the News of the World commis