News International chief executive, Rebekah Brooks, and the PM's ex-head of communications Andy Coulson are among eight people who are facing a total of 19 charges against them relating to the phone hacking scandal.
Rebekah Brooks and her husband, Charlie, seen here at an earlier court appearance are being charged with perverting the course of justice as part of the phone hacking inquiry. Mrs Brooks will face two charges - one relating to the alleged accessing of murdered schoolgirl Milly Dowler's phone messages.
This is Andy Coulson speaking at the Leveson Inquiry on his relationship with Rupert Murdoch. He is also accused in relation to allegedly hacking into Milly's phone.
The others facing charges are former NoW managing editor Stuart Kuttner, former news editor Greg Miskiw, former assistant editor Ian Edmondson, former chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck, former assistant editor James Weatherup and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire.
All of the suspects apart from Mr Mulcaire will be charged with conspiring to intercept communications without lawful authority.
Meanwhile later today Lord Justice Leveson's inquiry into press ethics is to hold its last scheduled hearing later, revealing eight months of evidence.
Written and Presented by Ann Salter