- Andy Coulson arrested
- Former NOTW Royal Editor Clive Goodman arrested in connection with paying off police officers; reports of Police raiding his current workplace the Daily Star Sunday
- Cameron orders two public enquiries, one to be judicial
- Police are investigation the deletion of e-mail evidence by an NI executive
- OFCOM monitoring situation; contact police to aid them in determining whether News Corp are "fit and proper persons" to take over the rest of BSkyB. They are "deeply concerned" and due to make a statement later today.
- Rebekah Brooks resigns
- LOL JK she's staying, but is looking to find laid-off hacks other jobs within the company. Says that NOTW brand has become toxic to advertisers.
- Met announces it has arrested third man in connection with hacking
The unsacked Rebekah Brooks on her role going forward:
People have asked if it is right for me, as CEO of News International and as the Editor of the News of the World until January 2003, to oversee our efforts to assess allegations, address serious issues and prevent them from happening again. I'm determined that News International does this.
For the avoidance of any doubt, however, the News Corporation independent directors agree with James Murdoch's recommendation that the Management and Standards Committee, comprised of Will Lewis, Simon Greenberg and Jeff Palker, report directly to Joel Klein in New York. Joel is leading and directing the Company's overall handling of this matter. Many of you will know that Joel is a respected former Assistant Attorney General of the United States. Joel and Viet Dinh, an independent director, are giving oversight and keeping our parent Company's Board advised as well.
channel 4's fun graphic: the friends of Rebekah Brooks (sorry about the purple bar)
Sign the petition to stop Murdoch's takeover of the remaining 61% of BSkyB (if you are so inclined)