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Princess Diana 'leaked royal phone book to NotW'

Princess Diana leaked information about the Prince of Wales to "an ally" in the press in order to "take on" her estranged husband, former News of the World reporter Clive Goodman told the phone hacking trial.

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Brooks text Blair she was 'terrified' ahead of police quiz

Rebekah Brooks texted former prime minister Tony Blair that she was "feeling properly terrified" the day before a police interview, the Old Bailey heard.

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks arrives at the Old Bailey. Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

The former News International chief engaged in a series of texts with Mr Blair in the days leading up to her arrest on July 17 2011.

At 7.34am on July 16, Brooks told the former prime minister she had an interview with police the next day.

She texted: "Feeling properly terrified! The police are behaving so badly."

Mr Blair replied: "Everyone panics in these situations" and later: "I'm no use on police stuff but call me after that because I may be some help on Commons."

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