The News of the World was first published on October 1, 1843, proclaiming: ‘‘Our motto is truth. Our practice is the fearless advocacy of the truth.’’ The following are some of the stings, scoops and scandals from the newspaper’s colourful recent past:
March 1998 – Newcastle United FC chairman Freddie Shepherd and deputy chairman Douglas Hall resign after Mazher Mahmood records them in a Spanish brothel, mocking fans and describing Geordie...
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