ANOTHER DAY OF TURMOIL FOR MURDOCH EMPIRE

9:00am
Nick Clegg urges Rupert Murdoch to appear before the media select committee. He hints Vince Cable was badly treated over his recorded declaration of war on Murdoch last year.

12:00pm
The family of Jean-Charles de Menezes, killed by security forces in a case of mistaken identity, confirm they were contacted by police in relation to the phone hacking scandal.

1:00pm
Rebekah Brooks says in a letter to the media select committee that she will attend a hearing into the phone hacking scandal. Rupert and James Murdoch appear to spurn the request.

4:15pm
David Cameron thinks the Murdochs should appear before the select committee, according to his spokesman. Public outcry is building after Rupert Murdoch said he will not appear.

4:30pm
Police admit that Neil Wallis, the former News of the World executive arrested over the phone hacking scandal, was an adviser to the Met. Police say he gave "strategic communication advice".

4:45pm
Rupert and James Murdoch make a U-turn and accept their invitation to the select committee. Speculation mounts the FBI will investigate allegations of phone hacking in the US.