News o the World editor Colin Myler holds up the final edition of the paper
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News of the World says farewell

The final edition of the News of the World is being printed overnight, 168 years after the first copy was published, because of the phone hacking scandal.

The headline reads "Thank you and goodbye", with a montage of past front pages underneath.

Rupert Murdoch, who has told reporters that News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks has his "total support", is expected to arrive in the UK on Sunday to deal with the crisis.

Colette McBeth reports.

  • 09 Jul 2011
  • From the section UK