10 Jul '11, 2am

News of the World hits the newsstands for the last time

News of the World hits the newsstands for the last time

LONDON: Britain's News of the World hits the newsstands for the last time on Sunday, ending its 168-year history of scoops and scandal with the headline "Thank You and Goodbye." In a full-page editorial, Britain's top-selling weekly newspaper apologised to readers for the long-running scandal over phone hacking that caused its closure, saying: "Quite simply, we lost our way." But the row is far from over, and as owner Rupert Murdoch headed to London to take personal charge of the crisis, it was reported that police would soon be questioning his top British executive, Rebekah Brooks. After an emotional day preparing the final edition on Saturday, News of the World editor Colin Myler led staff out of its offices in Wapping, east London for the last time. "I want to pay tribute to this wonderful team of people here, who, after a really difficult day, have produced in a brilli...

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