Rupert Murdoch resigns from a number of directorships, including that of News International.
Adam Smith, a special adviser to Jeremy Hunt, the United Kingdom Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport, resigns over his role in Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation's attempt to take over satellite broadcaster BSkyB.
Five journalists from "The Sun" are among eight people arrested in connection with allegations of corrupt payments to police. News International boss Rupert Murdoch says he is committed to the newspaper.
MPs release a letter sent to News International in 2007 by former "News of the World" Royal editor Clive Goodman, in which he alleges senior staff at the newspaper were aware of phone hacking activities.
News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch, his son James, and News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks all agree to appear before British MPs next week to answer questions on the News of the World phone hacking affair.
News International publications including the "News of the World" and "The Sunday Times" are revealed to have improperly accessed private information of former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Gordon Brown.