The pick of today's newspaper headlines from the Independent, Daily Telegraph, Metro, Daily Mail and the Guardian. Today the news has been dominated by the allegations that service men and women who died in both Afghanistan and Iraq had their mobile phones hacked by the News of the World. The newspaper has been accused of hacking phones of service men and women as well as families of the victims of the 7/7 terrorist attacks and murdered teenage school girl Milly Dowler.
The Independent reports that Rupert Murdoch's empire may be in crisis as his takeover of Britain's biggest commercial broadcaster was cast into doubt last night. The Independent reports that there have been fresh allegations that employees of his business empire hacked phones of dead servicemen and dozens of blue chip workers. The crisis has deepened with the communications regulator from Ofcom revealing that it was 'closely monitoring' allegations of widespread criminality at the News of the World.
The Daily Telegraph claims that George Osborne's phone may have been hacked and was last night visited by detectives. It is alleged that the Chancellor's phone could have been hacked when Andy Coulson, who become David Cameron's director of communications, was editor at the News of the World. George Osborne has said while he is grateful for the information he has received, he hoped the police would concentrate on other victims of the phone hacking scandal.
The Daily Mail claims that News International is very close to identifying the executive who asked for Milly Dowler's mobile phone to be hacked just days after she was reported missing in 2002. The Daily Mail claim that the newspaper has uncovered evidence about whom allegedly asked private investigator Glenn Mulcaire to access the girls phone after she went missing near her home in Walton on Thames in 2002.
The Guardian continues with the claims that the families and members of the armed forces killed in both Afghanistan and Iraq were targeted by private investigator Glenn Mulcaire. The newspaper makes the allegations after an MOD official asked New Scotland Yard for information on who they believed the personnel to be.
In other news, The Metro leads with the story of the end of Harry Potter. This evening sees the final instalment of the film series with some 800 lucky fans getting tickets to see the film before the 15th July release date. Daniel Radcliffe claims that his bond with co-stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint was unbreakable and has revealed that wants to work with the two in the future. Radcliffe is currently working on Broadway on the show 'How to succeed in Business without trying' will jet into London today for the premier. The final Harry Potter film 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II' is released on July 15.