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News of the World dominates UK headlines

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News of the World dominates UK headlines


As the world of news took in the news of the News of the World, front page headline-writers got straight down to work. Here are some examples of the fruits of their labours:
The Daily Telegraph came up with perhaps the pick of the headlines: ‘Goodbye, cruel World’
The Daily Mirror and The Times both chose ‘Hacked to death’
The Sun went with the obvious but succinct ‘World’s End’
The Daily Mail lingers on the reason for the News of the World’s demise: ‘The paper that died of shame’, a slightly more poetic version of the Daily Express’ ‘Shut in shame’
The Independent takes a slightly different line and refers to Rebekah Brooks, editor of the NOTW at the time of the alleged phone hacking. Said to be very close to Rupert Murdoch, described even by some as almost like a daughter to him, she has not lost her job at News International, while the News of the World itself will shut. ‘Newspaper sacrificed to save one woman’, is the Independent’s headline
Meanwhile The Guardian, which has pursued the NOTW relentlessly throughout the hacking saga plays a straight bat with ‘The scandal that closed the News of the World’. The Financial Times also kept it simple with ‘Murdoch to close News of the World.’

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