Rebekah Brooks is charged with making illegal payments

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has answered bail at a south London police station and has been charged with making illegal payments to public officials. She will appear before Westminster Magistrates on November 29.

The charge follows advice from the CPS earlier today.

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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.