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Phone-hacking trial: Case adjourned as juror remains unwell

The trial of former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, the prime minister's former director of communications Andy Coulson and six others began at the Old Bailey on 28 October. The Drum will be in court for the duration of the trial, which is expected to last at least four months, and will provide comprehensive updates on this blog.

The trial is scheduled to examine seven counts that include conspiracy to intercept communications in the course of their transmission, conspiracy to commit misconduct in public office, and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Coverage will be provided by James Doleman, who was acclaimed for his exhaustive and responsible reporting of the Tommy Sheridan perjury trial.

When court assembled just after 10 am Mr Justice Saunders announced that a juror was to ill too attend and therefore he could not continue his closing argument.

Rebekah and Charlie Brooks arrive at court

After some legal issues were dealt with the trial was adjourned until Monday morning.

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