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In the last few minutes the Prosecution has commenced  its case in the News of the World phone hacking case. Eight members of News Internationals staff are up in court 12, although one will only be present some of the time due to ongoing health issues

Phone hacking trial: Prosecution opens case against Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson - Telegraph

Two former editors of The News of the World went on trial today, more than two years after the phone-hacking scandal led to the paper's closure.

Andrew Edis QC, for the Crown, began outlining the case against Rebekah Brooks, who became chief executive of Rupert Murdoch's News International, and Andy Coulson, who was later David Cameron's communications chief.

He told jurors at the Old Bailey: "You know something of what this is all about because everybody does.

"This is the phone hacking trial, but it is not only the phone hacking trial, as you already know…

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