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28 October 2013 Last updated at 19:36

No hacking charges for ex-NoW bossNeil Wallis

The former deputy editor at the News of the World newspaper, Neil Wallis, will not face any charges regarding phone hacking, the CPS announces.


Duchess of YorkDuchess of York settles hacking case

The Duchess of York settles her phone-hacking legal claim with the News of the World's publishers, receiving a public apology and undisclosed damages.

Andy Coulson, former editor of NoWThe main players

A table showing the people named in relation to the hacking scandal

Key figures from the Leveson InquiryBig numbers

The inquiry in words and numbers

Expert views


  • Robert PestonRobert Peston

    MPs report on Rupert Murdoch will have big implications


Inquiries & investigations

  • Leveson Inquiry

    Inquiry into culture, practices and ethics of UK media

  • Operation Weeting

    Police investigation into phone hacking at NoW

  • Operation Elveden

    Parallel investigation into police corruption

Other investigations

  • Operations Tuleta, Sacha and Kilo

Read more

Features and analysis

Jargon explained

  • '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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