Coulson, who later became Prime Minister David Cameron’s media chief, denies conspiring to illegally access celebrities’ voicemail messages in a scandal that forced tycoon Rupert Murdoch to shut the paper in 2011.
Today was the opening day of the Leveson inquiry into press standards. It was told that evidence showed at least 28 News International staff were named in notes belonging to private investigator Glenn Mulcaire.
The sum is one of the largest settlements ever considered by a news organisation – and reflects how the News of the World interfered with a police investigation and gave the Dowler family false hope that the schoolgirl was still alive.
Tidal will be similar to Spotify, but more expensive and with better audio quality.
Although its established rival is popular, only a minority of its customers are actually paid subscribers – 15 million out of a total of 60 million as many people have started to see music as a ‘free commodity’.
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