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Phone tapping claims dismissed

Published 09/11/2009

Allegations of phone tapping at Britain's best-selling Sunday newspaper were dismissed today by the industry's watchdog.

The Guardian sparked a political storm after claiming News Group Newspapers, which publishes the News of the World, paid out more than £1m to settle cases threatening to reveal evidence of telephone hacking.

But, after reviewing evidence, the Press Complaints Commission said there were no signs of tapping by journalists at the Sunday paper.

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