It's the 50th anniversary of the resignation of war minister John Profumo, a watershed moment for the reporting of political scandals.
Chancellor George Osborne has told the Leveson Inquiry there was no "vast conspiracy" to hand control of BSkyB to Rupert Murdoch.
George Osborne is quizzed on News Corporation's take-over of BSkyB. But the questions on Andy Coulson's appointment are still to come.
Osborne tells the Leveson Inquiry he asked Andy Coulson whether there was some, as yet, undisclosed revelations in phone hacking at the News of the World.
He said Coulson replied "no".
Quizzed at the Leveson Inquiry about the appointment of Andy Coulson, the former editor of the News of the World, as Cameron's chief spin doctor, Osborne says Coulson "had experience and personality to do the job."
George Osborne tells the Leveson Inquiry that in a text message to Jeremy Hunt the word 'solution' refers to solving the issue of Vince Cable's 'war on Murdoch' remarks.
Referring to his text messages with Jeremy Hunt, George Osborne tells the Leveson Inquiry he found out about Vince Cable's views on Rupert Murdoch at 3pm. Osborne said he did not discuss these views with News Corporation but spoke to the Prime Minister at 4pm.
It is suggested the reason behind moving the BSkyB bid to the Culture Department came from the civil service - Permanent Secretary Jeremy Heywood. The buck's been passed.
Osborne responds: "Yes, definitely the Permanent Secretary. Definitely the non-partisan civil service."
George Osborne says he didn't have a strong view on News Corporation's bid for Sky, "it was what it was," he tells the Leveson Inquiry.
I'm sure political matters were discussed... I don't remember any improper conversation or any conversation about commercial interests of News Corp or News International. It was a general discussion about the political situation in Britain as we were heading into a General Election year.
In his opening comments to the Leveson Inquiry the Chancellor George Osborne says the power of broadcasters is enormous, but it is a power exercised with responsibility.
He went on to say that the former Chairman of News International, James Murdoch, "never raised Ofcom [media regulator] with me".
Gordon Brown has tried to deny that his press aides ever tried to manipulate or shout at Westminster reporters. It has left a few mouths open round here.
In response to Gordon Brown's statement to the Leveson Inquiry John Wilson, Chief Executive of NHS Fife said:
Any breach of confidentiality in the NHS is unacceptable. We now accept that it is highly likely that, sometime in 2006, a member of staff in NHS Fife spoke, without authorisation, about the medical condition of Mr Brown’s son, Fraser. With the passage of time it has not been possible to identify all the circumstances.
We believe, however, that there was no inappropriate access to the child’s medical records. We are quite clear that conversations about patients are just as much a breach of confidentiality as looking into their medical records.
In the six years which have passed, NHS Fife has tightened up its procedures on patient confidentiality, and staff have had appropriate training. I have apologised to Mr and Mrs Brown and we have taken steps to ensure that what happened to Mr and Mrs Brown and their family should not happen again.