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The Leveson Inquiry

Live coverage of the media ethics inquiry on 12 January 2012.

On Thursday, evidence is being heard from employees of Northern & Shell, including proprietor Richard Desmond.

Other witnesses, who all work at Northern & Shell, will include:

•Paul Ashford

•Peter Hill

•Dawn Neesom

•Nicole Patterson

•Hugh Whitlow

The inquiry is into the culture, practice and ethics of the press.

Prime Minister David Cameron set up the inquiry after the News of the World admitted intercepting voicemail messages of prominent people to find stories.

It has two parts, the first of which will examine relations between the press, politicians and police, and the conduct of each. It will consider the extent to which the current regulatory regime has failed, and whether there has been a failure to act upon any previous warnings about media misconduct.

The second part will look at the extent of unlawful or improper conduct within News International and other media organisations. It will also examine the way in which any relevant police force investigated allegations relating to News International, and whether the police received corrupt payments or were otherwise complicit in misconduct.

  • 12 Jan 2012
  • From the section UK