Andy Coulson admits he was a 'careless' editor

Andy Coulson admitted in court he had been a "careless" editor but denied that meant he was involved in phone hacking. The former News of the World editor was being questioned in the hacking trial.

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Coulson affair with Rebekah Brooks 'lasted until 2007'

Andy Coulson's relationship with Rebekah Brooks went on three years longer than has previously been suggested, the hacking trial has heard.

Coulson said his affair with Brooks continued until January 2007, when he resigned as editor of the News of the World.

Rebekah Brooks is a former editor of the News of the World and the Sun. Credit: PA Wire

The court previously heard the relationship started in 1998 and stopped "soon after" before resuming until 2004, when a letter written by Brooks indicated Coulson had ended the affair.

"From 2004 it was by no means continuous but the affair did continue until around the time I left the NotW," Coulson said.

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