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Thieves stole everything I had – except the human connections

Published December 2015.

Published by
December 14 2015
There was one single day in March which pulled together the big theme of my whole year.
I was in South Africa, researching the story of a man who had become the leader of a wildcat strike at a platinum mine near Johannesburg and who, for his efforts, had been shot dead [...]

Rebekah Brooks – adored and loathed

Published June 2014.

Published by The Guardian
June 25 2014
With Lisa O’Carroll
When Elisabeth Murdoch celebrated her 40th birthday, in the summer of 2008, Rebekah Brooks produced a 32-page souvenir edition of the Sun for the guests at her party with joke stories, a spoof agony aunt column and a composite Page Three girl with Elisabeth’s head grafted on to [...]

Rebekah Brooks – the evidence

Published July 2011.

Pubished by the Guardian
July 4 2011
The disclosure that Milly Dowler’s voicemail was hacked brings Scotland Yard one step closer to the chief executive of News International, Rebekah Brooks.
Most of the evidence which the Yard’s Operation Weeting are studying deals with the News of the World’s activity during 2005 and 2006, by which time Brooks had [...]

The NoW’s merchant of secrets

Published July 2011.

Published by The Guardian
June 9 2011
Years ago, Jonathan Rees became a freemason. According to journalists and investigators who worked with him, he then exploited his link with the lodges to meet masonic police officers who illegally sold him information which he peddled to Fleet Street.
As one of Britain’s most prolific merchants of secrets, Rees expanded [...]

Secret papers raise questions about Scotland Yard

Published September 2010.

The Guardian
September 6 2010
Somewhere in the offices of the Crown Prosecution Service, there is a file which will be of great interest to any independent inquiry which finally attempts to tell the truth about the behaviour of the Metropolitan Police in the phone-hacking scandal at the News of the World. The Guardian has read it.
The [...]

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