Brooks' hacking charges

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, from Oxfordshire, is to face charges over phone hacking, it was announced today.

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Rebekah Brooks due in court

Rebekah Brooks is due in court today, charged with three charges of conspiring to pervert the course of justice.

Brooks charged in hacking case

Former News International Chief Executive Rebekah Brooks has been charged with perverting the course of justice.

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Text messages obtained by newspaper

Prime Minister David Cameron and former editor of the News of the World Rebekah Brooks Credit: PA/PA

Mrs Brooks told the Leveson Inquiry earlier this year that Mr Cameron signed some of his missives to her 'LOL' - mistakenly thinking it meant 'Lots of Love' rather than 'Laugh Out Loud'.

Both of the messages disclosed by the MoS were sent in October 2009, shortly after Mrs Brooks left her job as editor of The Sun and became chief executive of News International, which owns the paper.

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LOL? More texts from PM revealed

In one message obtained by the Mail on Sunday, the Prime Minister thanked Mrs Brooks for letting him ride one of her horses, joking it was "fast, unpredictable and hard to control but fun".

In another the journalist, who faces trial in connection with the phone hacking scandal, praised Mr Cameron's speech to Tory conference, saying: "I cried twice."

The playful texts are apparently part of a cache of texts and emails handed to Lord Justice Leveson's media standards inquiry.

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Rebekah Brooks talks about messages

The former chief executive of the News of the World has told the Leveson Inquiry David Cameron was one of a number of politicians to send her messages of condolence when she resigned from the post.

The hearing was told that Rebekah Brooks, from Chipping Norton, in Oxfordshire, had been advised by the Prime Minister to keep her head up at the height of the phone hacking scandal.

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