Former pop star Gary Glitter, real name Paul Gadd, has been charged with eight new sex offences against two girls who were aged between 12 and 13 and 13 and 14 in 1977 and 1979/80.
Prosecutors said they are taking no further action on five allegations made against the 70-year-old by two other people.
Prosecutors charge Gary Glitter on 8 allegations against 2 girls. Decide no further action on 5 allegations made about him by 2 other people
More top news
Sir John Vickers proposed reforms to make the financial system safer. Now he has accused the Bank of England of "going easy" on the banks.
Widespread frost expected overnight as temperatures drop below freezing ahead of a chilly start to the week.
Obese people make a mountain out a molehill - because they see distances as further and hills as steeper than slim people, say scientists.