Brooks faces charges decision
Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks will find out tomorrow if she is to face charges for perverting the course of justice.
The Crown Prosecution Service is expected to make an announcement at 10am over allegations relating to Ms Brooks and six other members of the public, according to ITV News.
The allegations do not relate to the main phone hacking claims, but are part of a wider investigation into whether there were attempts within News International to ‘cover up’ evidence.
The news comes after former Cabinet Secretary Gus O'Donnell claimed David Cameron had become too close to the media.
Lord O'Donnell told the Leveson Inquiry this morning that the Prime Minister had "felt his relationships had got too close, and I agree with him."
The former head of the civil service also said relationships between certain senior police officers and media were "too close... not the right way to operate".
Alastair Campbell, former Downing Street communications director under Mr Blair, also appeared before the inquiry today.
He said that politicians overstate the electoral importance of an endorsement from newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch. But he denied there was ever a deal between New Labour and Mr Murdoch, pointing to "lots of areas where you’d be hard pressed to say that the Murdochs were getting a good deal out of the Labour government".
George Osborne is also under pressure to appear before the Leveson Inquiry as further disclosures highlight the Chancellor’s links to News Corporation.
Mr Osborne has so far been only asked to provide written evidence to the inquiry, but he is likely to be called to appear after it emerged he entertained Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson at his official private residence prior to their bid to buy BSkyB.
In a separate development today, former News International boss Les Hinton has written to MPs on the Culture, Media and Sport committee accusing them of "misreading" evidence and using "a selective and misleading analysis" of his testimonies to MPs.
In a report the committee had accused Mr Hinton of being "complicit" in covering upphone hacking at the News of the World.
In a letter to committee chair John Whittingdale, Mr Hinton says the accusations "rest on a highly selective reading of the record, and unsupportable leaps in logic and inference".