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Jeremy Hunt to face Leveson questioning

Jeremy Hunt sent a congratulatory text message to News Corp executive James Murdoch just hours before he was asked to oversee the firm's bid for BSkyB, the Leveson Inquiry has heard.

The culture secretary told Mr Murdoch it was "great" that European regulators did not intend to intervene.

Mr Hunt told the inquiry he had been "sympathetic" to the bid but "set aside" his views when given the role.

Norman Smith reports.

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