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4 July 2014 Last updated at 08:46 ET

Andy Coulson jailed for 18 monthsAndy Coulson sentencing

Former News of the World editor and Number 10 director of communications Andy Coulson is jailed for 18 months for conspiracy to hack phones.


Clive Goodman (left) and Andy Coulson. Pics: Getty/ReutersHacking retrial over corrupt payments

Former NoW journalists Andy Coulson and Clive Goodman are to face a retrial on a charge they bought royal telephone directories from police officers.

David CameronJudge rebukes Cameron over Coulson

A judge rebukes David Cameron for commenting on the conviction of Andy Coulson while the phone hacking trial was still going on.

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  • 'Hacking'

    Accessing private voicemail messages on a person's mobile from another phone. Read more

  • 'Blagging'

    Where a journalist or private investigator poses as someone else to obtain personal information without consent. Read more

  • 'Pinging'

    How police and security services pinpoint a phone by monitoring which signal masts it is using and triangulating its location. Read more

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