MP wins Sun hacking settlement

The Sun has apologised at the High Court to Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh for accessing her mobile phone after it was stolen. She has accepted "very substantial damages" in a settlement from the newspaper.

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Labour MP felt 'very uneasy' after Sun phone hacking

Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh has given her reaction to accepting "very substantial" damages and a public apology from The Sun after her stolen mobile phone was accessed by the newspaper.

I'm in public life and I don't have a hang-up about my own privacy, but my family and constituents who had contacted me and given personal views were subjected to people seeing it. That made me feel very uneasy.

As an MP, people tell me all sorts of things, people give their personal information and they believe that you will do the right thing with it. That wasn't for anyone's eyes.

I was a government whip, I had lots of phone numbers and had then exposed all those people to having their privacy invaded, and that troubled me.

– Siobhain McDonagh

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Reports: '800 new phone hacking victims to be revealed'

There are reports that further details of phone hacking could emerge at the High Court this morning ahead of a Commons vote on press regulation.

The Independent has reported that a 'supergrass' will reveal 800 new victims of phone hacking at the News of the World.

The paper claims that officers believe they have, "discovered evidence of a widespread but previously unknown conspiracy centred on the News of the World features desk."

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