Former Sun reporter charged with making illegal payments

Former Sun chief reporter John Kay has been charged with making with illegal payments to public officials while at the newspaper. He will appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on November 29.

The charge follows advice issued earlier today by the Crown Prosecution Service.

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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.