Phone hacking: Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson face charges
24 July 2012 Last updated at 11:46 BST
Eight people will face a total of 19 charges relating to phone hacking, the Crown Prosecution Service has announced.
They include the former News International chief executive, Rebekah Brooks, and the PM's ex-head of communications Andy Coulson.
Alison Levitt QC, made the announcement on behalf of the CPS.