Cases against two of Coulson's former NotW
colleagues Bob Bird and Douglas Wight have also been dropped.
Despite the conviction of NotW
royal editor Clive Goodman and private detective Glenn Mulcaire in 2006, Evans was found out in 2009 when designer Kelly Hoppen, Ms Miller's ex-stepmother, caught him attempting to hack her phone and launched a civil action which has now settled.
news editor Greg Miskiw, 64, from Leeds and chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck, 52, of Esher, Surrey, were each jailed for six months.
Her first job was at national tabloid The Post in 1988 when she was around 20 but the paper folded within weeks and she soon began doing shifts at the NotW
as a researcher.
Brooks, 45, of Churchill, Oxfordshire; Coulson, also 45, from Charing in Kent; former NotW
head of news Ian Edmondson, 44, from Raynes Park, south west London; and the tabloid's ex-managing editor Stuart Kuttner, 73, from Woodford Green, Essex, all deny conspiring with others to hack phones between October 3 2000 and August 9 2006.
The six former NOTW
staff face one general charge of alleged phone hacking between October 2000 and August 2006, that prosecutors claim could affect as many as 600 victims, along with other specific accusations.
The other former NOTW
staff who face court action are ex-managing editor Stuart Kuttner, former news editor Greg Miskiw, former head of news Ian Edmondson, ex-chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck and former reporter James Weatherup.
One of the suspects he was watching was Jonathan Rees, a convicted criminal and private investigator used by NOTW
to get information off crooked cops.
conglomerate the same day an investigator at the heart of the controversy said he acted on orders from News of the World (NotW
), axed this month as the scandal erupted.
In between declarations of shock and revulsion in recent weeks, there has also been a sense of 'what am I going to fill my time with on a Sunday morning now?' So I've been surprised to hear some commentators talking about the fact that there would be no replacement for the NOTW
as declining readership figures meant there was no real market anymore.
Live football Sky Sports 1, 7.45pm PAUL JEWELL, or Paul Jewell NOTW
as Google's autosuggestion search insists on calling him, will only be in the stands when his new club Ipswich face Arsenal in the Carling Cup tonight, writes Michael Brear.
The secret camera of the reporter of the NOTW
caught Mazher Majeed not only taking money to expose the ugly face of spot fixing but even took the names of four Pakistani cricketers during last England tour that first time provided a solid proof how cricketer were involved in illegal activities in once a gentleman's sport cricket.