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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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Cameron: 'I've made clear my regret over this issue'

Prime Minister David Cameron speaking in Belfast earlier today Credit: ITV News

"I've made clear my regret over this issue," the Prime Minister told me today in Belfast when I asked him about the latest charges against Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks.

But he wouldn't expand on quite what he regrets, saying, "With court cases pending, we should leave it at that."

While the legal process runs its course, Mr Cameron may hope that the awkward questions about his judgement in hiring Coulson will go away.

That seems unlikely, given the nature of the charges today against his former Press Secretary.

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