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Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, is among 144 people who have won substantial damages after settling their phone-hacking claims against the News of the World, the high court has heard.

Ferguson is one of 17 individuals who demanded an public apology from the now defunct tabloid's publisher, News International, at the high court in London on Friday morning.

Others who had statements read out in open court after receiving damages include Hugh Grant and Geoffrey Robinson, the Labour MP.

Damages have also been awarded to singer James Blunt; Jade Goody's ex-boyfriend Jeff Brazier; former Doctor Who actor Christopher Eccleston; and fork-bender Uri Geller, who is believed to have been targeted because of his friendship with Michael Jackson.

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