Former-News of the World Editor Colin Myler has led his staff out of the News International offices in Wapping, paying tribute to their professional work as the paper put its final edition to bed.
Myler said that after a "difficult day" the NOTW had produced a "brilliant paper". With the NOTW cheering behind him he held aloft the paper's final front and back page, which read "Thank You And Goodbye".
He said: "It's not a record of any editor to want to close a title. Of course I didn't close it. I want to pay tribute to this wonderful team of people here who after a really difficult day have produced a brilliantly professional way a wonderful newspaper."
Myler added: "As I said to the staff this morning this is not where we wanted to be or deserved to be, but as a final tribute to 7.5 million readers this is for you and for the staff. Thank you. And now in the best traditions of Fleet St, we're going to the pub."
Watch Myler leading out his staff in this video shot by one of the NOTW staffers:
More to follow.
10/07/2011 11:48 BST
Ken Livingstone Says During His Time As Mayor No One Said There Was A Cover-Up.
He tells the Politics Show that no one from the Guardian, the paper who exposed the scandal, said there were more revelations to come or he would have demanded the police investigate.
10/07/2011 11:43 BST
Former Cabinet Minister David Mellor On Sky:
It's a sense, this 1930s chicago element of this, that all these people, including the Prime Minister, were so frightened of Murdoch either because of his political power, or frightened because they'd wake up one morning and find something in the papers their wife wouldn't like.
I worry about Dave Cameron because he seems to be getting all of this wrong.
He should stand up now and say 'I've told Rupert Murdoch, do not embarrass me by pursuing this application because the British public will not have it. Instead of which he doesn't, fumbles around. He's lost ground.After all those times having happy little drinkies with Rebekah Brooks the Prime Minister owes it to all of us to raise his game.
10/07/2011 11:35 BST
Shadow Culture Secretary Ivan Lewis Tells The Politics Show:
"It’s a new era, and politicians have a duty to speak out for the public.”
10/07/2011 11:32 BST
Chris Bryant: Yates Should Go
|@ ChrisBryantMP : It is inconceivable that Yates cd remain. He misled parliament - and when I called him on it, threatened to sue. and who paid his lawyers?|
10/07/2011 11:23 BST
Rupert Murdoch Has Arrived In London
The BBC reports
10/07/2011 11:12 BST
Transport Secretary Philip Hammond on Sky stresses that Ofcom "at any time" can intervene on the basis of fitness and properness of News International to buy out BSkyB.
10/07/2011 10:47 BST
Simon Hughes' Full Quote About The BSkyB Merger And Voting With Labour
“The position for this week is clear, I think, if there’s a debate and vote in the House of Commons, I will be suggesting to my colleagues that we as a party, a party that’s never been close to Murdoch, never been in this inner loop, I think we should make clear that we think there should be a postponement of the decision.
There shouldn’t be a decision while the police investigations are going on, and we should let the police investigations run their course.
And can I add I don’t think it’s only the News of the World, if the judicial inquiry does it’s full work, which will be in the frame of what the information commissioner made clear in 2006, that many titles, owned by many different people, and other titles owned by News International which have been guilty, not just of hacking but of other offences. And I think that now is the time we bring all of that up.”
10/07/2011 10:36 BST
A Sunday Times Journalist Tweets About Chris Huhne's Allegations Her Paper Hacked
|@ camillalong : Do we think Chris Huhne's suggestion that the ST is involved in hacking is anything to do with our 3+ damaging stories about his driving?|
10/07/2011 10:18 BST
Guardian Editor Alan Rusbridger On Whether He Warned Number 10 On Coulson
He tells Sky that he "got messages through to all the three party leaders" about the extent of revelations to follow.
10/07/2011 10:10 BST
Simon Hughes Is On Sky:
He says he will suggest to his colleagues to "make clear" that there should be a postponement of the BSkyB merger. He also says he thinks other titles have been guilty of hacking and "other offences".