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to be really pleased this will be the last ever News of the World

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moogster1a Thu 07-Jul-11 16:47:25

One horrible rag down, just get rid of the Sun and maybe the Mail!
Just came on the news, this Sundays edition of the NoTW will be the last ever!

oohjarWhatsit Thu 07-Jul-11 16:48:43

wont affect me, never bought it anyway, nor the other rags like the sun and the mirror

tallulahxhunny Thu 07-Jul-11 16:51:30

???? link?

have they closed it down, what are you talking about, im too lazy to google

Disasterpiece Thu 07-Jul-11 16:52:20

DP just heard it on talk sport and came to tell me.

Disasterpiece Thu 07-Jul-11 16:53:58

Advertisers have all pulled out.

This sundays will have no adverts.

Murdoch has said "forget it"

hmm

oohjarWhatsit Thu 07-Jul-11 16:54:01

i suppose if you are a printer or work for them, it will be bad news

oohjarWhatsit Thu 07-Jul-11 16:55:05

all that will happen is there will be a Sunday Sun - a la Sunday Mirror/Mail/Times

just another name for the same product

tallulahxhunny Thu 07-Jul-11 16:56:19

i need my fucking holiday tokens!!! lol

tallulahxhunny Thu 07-Jul-11 16:57:15

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14070733

tallulahxhunny Thu 07-Jul-11 16:57:27

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14070733

Disasterpiece Thu 07-Jul-11 16:58:13

I reckon in a few months a new paper will be launched.

Same staff.

I feel sorry for the "good guys" that work there, admin staff etc.

tallulahxhunny Thu 07-Jul-11 17:00:32

I think what they did was bloody awful to say the least but you have to remember the things they have uncovered over the years too like the lax security at airports, paedophile rings etc

Itsjustafleshwound Thu 07-Jul-11 17:06:43

I feel sorry for those innocents caught in the cross fire, including those people whose phones were hacked.

Closing down a paper just doesn't really answer the question about why things got to the point they did and how anybody even thought it was appropriate behaviour.

Let's not forget the real investigative journalism - fake footman and expose on the Queen ...

hellospoon Thu 07-Jul-11 17:20:32

Wow, I am very surprised by this. Surely by closing it down it allows that did wrong to go off the radar?

What will happen to all the staff?

hellospoon Thu 07-Jul-11 17:20:32

Wow, I am very surprised by this. Surely by closing it down it allows that did wrong to go off the radar?

What will happen to all the staff?

create Thu 07-Jul-11 17:24:52

"The News of the World is the UK's biggest selling newspaper" shock I really didn't know that, but it won't change anything. Will soon be back with another name and whilst they perhaps won't use these methods again they (and other papers) will continue to stoop pretty low to get the story

Iggly Thu 07-Jul-11 17:26:43

So the editors in charge at the time will they get away Scott free? While the innocent staff will lose their jobs?

Way to go.

centrecourt Thu 07-Jul-11 17:26:57

Great, maybe one day we will all read the Guardian hmm

Iggly Thu 07-Jul-11 17:31:15

What's wrong with the guardian? I don't fancy reading about celebrities, paedos in every corner plus stories run for the flimsy excuse of getting a pic of a woman in her pants.

nomorehotbaths Thu 07-Jul-11 17:31:37

Yes, YABU as many people will lose their jobs - people who had nothing to do with the phone hacking and are trying to make a living and support their families. Murdoch and Brooks can draw a line under it and continue with their expensive lifestyles, it'll soon be yesterday's news for them.

LineRunner Thu 07-Jul-11 17:33:55

Apparently it will simply be re-branded as 'The Sun on Sunday' or similar.

They already have the sun on sunday.

TBH I feel for the innocent staff, don't blame advertisers for pulling out tho, what they did was disgusting.

YANBU.

I agree with disasterpiece though, I'm sure they had some good people working for them and it will be a shame if they suffer. But no doubt there will be a relaunch under a different name very soon. Perhaps even as someone else said, by making The Sun a Sunday paper.

sweetness86 Thu 07-Jul-11 17:39:07

I do feel for the innocent people who work there and I like the celeb trash stories but what they did was disgusting.
I really dont see how doing this will help I think they should of just rode out the storm and got rid of the dead wood.

Andrewofgg Thu 07-Jul-11 17:40:23

I haven't bought it since I was at school but I will on Sunday - souvenir edition!

But come on, people, there is a market and it will be filled for papers like that. Or do only the Guardianistas have the right to read their view of the world in print?

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