News of the World facts for kids
|Owner(s)||News Group Newspapers
|Founded||1 October 1843|
|Ceased publication||10 July 2011|
|Circulation||2,606,397 (April 2011)|
|Sister newspapers||The Sun, The Times, The Sunday Times|
The News of the World was a weekly tabloid newspaper in the United Kingdom that was published every Sunday. It was one of the most popular English language newspapers in the world when it stopped printing in 2011. It was first a broadsheet newspaper when it started in 1843. It was last owned by News International (a part of News Corporation) and was the sister newspaper of The Sun. From 2006, the newspaper was said to have hacked the phones of people in order to find news. The News of the World ended because of this on 7 July 2011. Many members of the News of the World were arrested by police for doing this.
A Sunday version of The Sun was started in the place of the News of the World on 26 February 2012. It was called The Sun on Sunday. Some workers from the News of the World worked for this new newspaper.
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