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Coulson & Brooks charged

Five people, including former No 10 Communications Director Andy Coulson and ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks, have been charged as part of the investigation into alleged corrupt payments to public officials by journalists.

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Andy Coulson charged over misconduct claims

Former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson has been charged after answering bail at a south London police station today.

Former News of the World Editor Andy Coulson Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Mr Coulson was charged with two counts of conspiring with Clive Goodman - a journalist - and with a person or persons unknown to commit misconduct in public office.

"He has been bailed to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on 29 November 2012", police said.

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