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Thieves stole everything I had – except the human connections

Published December 2015.

Published by thespinoff.co.nz 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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