The former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks finds out today if she will be charged with perverting the course of justice during the phone-hacking scandal.

Ms Brooks, from Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire appeared at the Leveson Inquiry into press standards last week, lifting the lid on her close relationship with the Prime Minister. She is one of the most high-profile figures in the newspaper industry.

The Inquiry learned David Cameron sent her a message urging her to "keep your head up" when she resigned from the paper over the phone-hacking scandal.

It's understood Mrs Brooks and six other suspects - one of whom is her racehorse trainer husband Charlie, and another is the company's head of security Mark Hanna - will learn their fate as they answer bail.

Her former PA, Cheryl Carter, a News International Chauffeur and two security consultants are also expected to be included in today's announcement by the Crown Prosecution Service.