ANOTHER DAY THAT SHOOK THE MURDOCH EMPIRE

8:00am
Chairman of the home affairs committee Keith Vaz calls for information on “precisely what the officers did” in relation to the first investigation.

8:45am
Gordon Brown says he was “in tears” when the Sun told him it would run a story about his son’s medical condition. He is careful not to claim reporters broke the law.

11:40am
Assistant police commissioner John Yates expresses “regret” that his force did not do enough for potential hacking victims but denies lying over the affair.

12:30pm
Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp announces to the US market it will launch a $5bn share buyback programme, relieving pressure on its beleaguered US stock.

2:00pm
Sue Akers, the deputy assistant commissioner of the Met in charge of the phone hacking investigation, says the Met will contact all 4,000 potential victims.

3:00pm
The coalition says it will back Ed Miliband’s motion that News Corp should not be allowed to bid for Sky, paving the way for a crushing defeat for Murdoch.