So The Guardian cannot be blamed for closing the News of the World over Milly Dowler. There already was plan to close it as part of the move to take over BSkyB.Interesting admission.
Second denial re Milly Dowler story from Rebekah Brooks
The News of the World changed a story on 13 April 2002 about a voicemail left for the missing 13-year-old after police questioned its veracity.
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Interesting memo.This seems to reveal the desperation Rebekah Brooks felt as her Empire at the News of the World crumbled after the Milly Dowler hacking disclosure by The Guardian.
An interesting explanation from Andy Coulson, former News of the World Editor, about what ” do his phone” meant – eg not hack but check Calum Best’s phone because he was boasting about leaks from the News of the World using another reporter’s phone!
Day 29: Former News of the World news editor Ian Edmondson was discharged from the phone hacking trial on Thursday 12 December. Mr Justice Saunders told the jury a “consensus” of medical evidence suggested he was unfit to participate in the current case.
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Relationships between the News of the World and Surrey police are laid bare at today’s court hearing. The police repeatedly heard the hacked messages from murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler’s phone and did nothing to investigate the hacking. The paper obviously realised it had committed a big error in revealing the hacked messages when it removed verbatim quotes on the phone from the story in its second edition on April 15 2002.
Day 7: Journalists at the News of the World repeatedly told Surrey police that they had listened to messages on Milly Dowler’s phone, the hacking trial heard today. Senior members of staff investigating the 13-year-old’s disappearance told the force that the paper had heard her voicemails on at least three occasions, the Old Bailey heard.
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At last one of Fleet Street’s best known secrets – the Coulson-Brooks affair becomes public. The 6 year affair was going on, it appears, while Milly Dowler’s phone was being hacked in 2002. This the prosecution allege is why the pair could easily conspire together to commit crimes!
The News of the World ordered the hacking of Milly Dowler’s phone on the same day it sympathised with her distraught parents’ anguish, the phone hacking trial heard today. Milly went missing near her home in Walton on Thames, Surrey, in March 2002, sparking a large public police investigation and a parallel, covert one at the News of the World, the Old Bailey was told.
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