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Once more thanks so much for supporting my live tweeting the phone hacking trial. I live tweeted nearly 500,000 words in 2.5 million keystrokes from the Old Bailey thanks to you. The trial finally concluded last week with the sentencing of Dan Evans – and the announcement of a likely Phone Hacking Trial Two with the charging of former News of the World deputy editor Neil Wallis, and features editor Jules Stenson

But nothing will ever again match the size, length and cost of the 8 month trial of Regina v Brooks and Others. For those of you who may have missed it, I’ve written a long form profile of Brooks for the New Statesman

More importantly, I’ve just finished Beyond Contempt:The Inside Story of the Phone Hacking Trial – which reveals all the legal argument, media campaigns and police activities that we’re going on in the background – as well as my own adventures and misadventures. Continue reading

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In this week’s New Statesman | The end of the red-top era

THE NS PROFILE: REBEKAH BROOKS

The TV drama screenwriter, author and freelance journalist Peter Jukes, who live-tweeted all 138 days of the phone-hacking trial, considers the rise and fall of Rebekah Brooks and what her career tells us about power. For eight months, Jukes looked on as Brooks maintained extraordinary composure in the witness box. By the end of the trial, he notes, “it felt as if the whole courtroom had become her friend”.
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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 1 July

Tuesday 1 July 2014

Summary
Mitigation Pleas Continue
Timothy Langdale QC pleads Mitigation for Andy Coulson
Witness for Andy Coulson – Matthew D’Ancona (Spectator Journalist)
The Prosecution reply to Coulson’s Mitigation
Application for Costs
News UK apply for costs
Comments from Peter Jukes
Peter Jukes reflects on Live Tweeting

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 30 June

Monday 30 June 2014

Summary
Mitigation Pleas
The Court hears mitigation pleas from those guilty of Phone Hacking
Andrew Edis QC presents the case for the Crown
Gavin Millar QC pleads mitigation for Gen Mulcaire
Trevor Burke QC pleads mitigation for Greg Miskiw
Hugh Davis QC pleads mitigation for Neville Thurlbeck
Charles Bott QC pleads mitigation for James Weatherup
Andy Coulson’s mitigation plea will be tomorrow

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 25 June

Links: The Trial So Far | Full Trial Summary | Indexed Evidence | Breaking News

Wednesday 25 June 2014

Summary
The Trial Ends
The Jury continue to consider verdicts on Counts 2 and 3
No verdict on Counts 2 and 3
The Trial Ends – Mr Justice Saunders thanks the Jury
Peter Jukes describes some of the background to the Hacking Trial
Aspects of the Hacking Trial that could not be reported

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Hacking Trial Live Tweets – 24 June

Links: The Trial So Far | Full Trial Summary | Indexed Evidence | Breaking News

Tuesday 24 June 2014

Summary
The Verdicts
The Jury deliver verdicts on Count 1, 5, 6 and 7
Verdicts on Counts 2 and 3 still to be considered
The Jury ask questions on Counts 2 and 3
The Jury to return tomorrow

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