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.

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

Labour MP calls for The Sun editor Mohan to be sacked

by - Former UK Editor

Labour MP Chris Bryant has called for The Sun editor Dominic Mohan to be sacked after the newspaper admitted accessing information from the stolen phone of his party colleague Siobhain McDonagh.


@graemeburton on his watch the sun accessed info from an mp 's stolen phone!


The Sun admits 'serious misuse' of MP's phone info

by - Former UK Editor
The court heard information was accessed on the MP's phone after it was stolen from her car in October 2010. Credit: Katie Collins/PA

In paying Siobhain McDonagh very substantial damages, The Sun accepted information on her stolen mobile phone should not have been accessed and used.

A QC told the High Court on behalf of the newspaper it was a serious misuse of private information.

Judge jabs back at outspoken Eubank at High Court

by - Former UK Editor

There has been a wonderful exchange between Chris Eubank and the judge at the High Court.

The boxer tries to make a speech, but the judge will not let him go on. Eubank is on the ropes...

Chris Eubank then tells the court: "I know Mrs Murdoch has a pretty good left hook and I ask her to be gentle with me."

The boxer is referring to Wendi Deng, who leapt to her elderly husband's defence from a custard pie-wielding attacker as he addressed a Commons committee on hacking in 2011.


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."