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Prince Charles’ former private secretary did not have to answer whether he was having an affair in January 2003, a court heard today.
Giving evidence at the afternoon session of the phone-hacking trial, Sir Michael Peat argued the relevance of the question before Mr Justice Saunders.
The Old Bailey had previously heard that Peat had been targeted by the News of the World over false rumours that he had been involved in an affair.
Former News of the World news editor Ian Edmondson is "currently unfit" and will take no further part in the trial over alleged phone hacking at the now-defunct newspaper, a jury has heard.
Edmondson, 44, was accused of conspiring to hack phones between 3 October 2000 and 9 August 2006 while working at the former tabloid.
Mr Justice Saunders told the jury at the Old Bailey today: "The consensus of opinion of doctors instructed both by the defence and the prosecution is that he is currently unfit."
The Mail Online has continued its record -breaking growth levels reporting more than 168 million monthly unique browsers for November according to new ABC figures released today.
The website averaged more than 10 million unique browsers every day in November - the first time it has broken through the 10m barrier.
On 20 November, a record 13.3 unique browsers logged on – including 5.7 million in the UK.
The judge in the trial of two former personal assistants accused of defrauding Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi has issued a rebuke to Prime Minister David Cameron over comments he made about the celebrity chef, urging the jury to reach its verdicts on the evidence alone.
Judge Robin Johnson told jurors in the trial of Elisabetta and Francesca Grillo at Isleworth Crown Court in west London that it was regrettable when public figures commented about someone involved in a trial.
Police guarding Buckingham Palace were ordered not to nibble on royal nuts as it “upset” the Queen, a court has heard.
The trial into alleged phone-hacking was shown an email from former News of the World royal editor Clive Goodman to his boss Andy Coulson outlining the monarch’s displeasure.
The email said the Queen was “irritated” by the snacking police officers who had to be ordered against sampling the nuts believed to have included cashews, almonds and Bombay mix.
Two people have been arrested in connection with Operation Elveden the Metropolitan Police has confirmed.
Operation Elveden is investigating claims that journalists had made corrupt payments to public officials for information.
A 55-year-old man was arrested at a ferry terminal on the Isle of Wight on suspicion of conspiracy to cause misconduct in public office. The man is understood to be a tutor.
A middle-ranking Premier League team is reported to have written to national newspapers demanding cash for access to players between games.
The Evening Chronicle in Newcastle claims that Newcastle United FC has told national newspapers that they must pay to interview players or receive official co-operation from the club.
Former Mirror editor Piers Morgan told Rebekah Brooks that he knew what her splash was in January 2003 because he had been “listening to messages”, the Old Bailey was told today.
Morgan was attending a dinner party for Andy Coulson’s birthday at a steak restaurant in Balham, south London when the comments were made.
Appearing over video link from the United States, witness Ambi Sitham said there was a “pointedness” to the exchange between Brooks and Morgan.
Sitham was giving evidence on day 30 of the hacking trial.
Prince Harry was “blitzed” with calls and texts from then girlfriend Chelsy Davy while he was training at Sandhurst, a court heard today.
Royal editor of the News of the World Clive Goodman sent an email to his editor Andy Coulson advising him about the level of phone traffic from Davy.
The email in 2005 said: “He's not allowed to use his mobile at Sandhurst until he's off duty but she's blitzing him with dozens of calls and texts when he should be concentrating on his training."