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Phone hacking : Cilla Black, Shane Richie, Shobna Gulati, Lucy Benjamin and Alan Yentob have settled with the Trinity Mirror group

BBC news report  – Cilla Black, Shane Richie, Shobna Gulati, Lucy Benjamin and Alan Yentob have settled with the Trinity Mirror group.

Latest News : Trinity Mirror has upped its provision for civil claims related to phone hacking by £8m to £12m.

Trinity Mirror – the owner and publisher of the Daily Mirror and the Sunday Mirror – has apologised to “all its victims of phone hacking”.

In an apology, published in the Daily Mirror, it said voicemails on certain people’s phones were unlawfully accessed “some years ago”. Information found was then used in the papers, which was “an unacceptable intrusion” into private lives, it said.

Trinity Mirror has already settled a number of phone-hacking claims. In the printed apology, it said: “It was unlawful and should never have happened, and fell far below the standards our readers expect and deserve. “We are taking this opportunity to give every victim a sincere apology for what happened.”

It said phone hacking had “long since been banished from Trinity Mirror’s business and we are committed to ensuring it will not happen again”.

Trinity Mirror also publishes the Sunday People.

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