Former Labour Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott told the Leveson Inquiry that he asked Scotland Yard if his phone had been hacked after claims that it had been appeared in The Guardian newspaper. Initially Scotland Yard said there was no evidence that his phone had been tapped.
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The Met Office issue wind and rain warnings for the region for the next 24-48 hours
Dry but cloudy overnight.
Christmas Eve which could be rather frosty and Christmas Day looks like being generally cold and dry, but cloudier further east