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The News of the World Newspaper

Your newspaper gift can be further personalised by adding the recipient’s name, the occasion, and a personal greeting on the Certificate of Authenticity, which acts as a guarantee that your copy is a genuine original newspaper.

Housing its own News of the World archive, Historic Newspapers have the UK’s largest collection, stretching back over 100 years. To see the newspaper titles we have for your chosen special day, simply select the date in the box below.

A Brief History of the News of the World

Run under world-renowned media tycoon Rupert Murdoch, The News of the World was part of the News Corporation group. Running a weekly circulation of 2,987,730 copies on average, the paper was once the highest selling Sunday newspaper in the UK. Generally the paper was considered to have a centre-right political stand, but it supported the Labour Party during Tony Blair’s three General Election wins (1997, 2001, 2005).

Founded by John Browne Bell, the first edition of the News of The World was published on October 1st 1843. This paper had an opening editorial which described the motivation behind the introduction of the publication as being made to suit all classes. In line with this, the newspaper was sold at a low and affordable price of three pence, aiming to secure circulation within the poor and rich. The first edition also went on to declare that it will ‘seek the patronage of no party’ and that it will support the prosperity of all classes.

Having a long standing association with the News of the World, the Carr family were part of a syndicate that acquired the publication in 1891. Sir Emsley Carr was appointed editor in 1891 and held this position for over 50 years until 1941 when he passed away. Under the Carr ownership, the News of the World became one of the biggest selling English-language publications in the world. Gaining further popularity on the 23rd October 1960, it merged with The Empire News - a Sunday newspaper for the British Empire.

In 1969 the News of the World was bought by Murdoch after he gained support from the Carr family. On the 15th November 1969, Murdoch acquired The Sun which was bought to become the daily sister paper to News of the World. Up until present day these two publications have remained sister papers and are both still owned by the News Corporation Group.

After the paper was disgraced by the infamous ‘phone hacking scandal’ of 2011 it ceased operations on July 11th that same year. Historic Newspapers house back issues of the News of the World up until this day and these are now truly considered ‘collectibles.’

News of the World Supplements

The leading newspaper supplement in the News of the World is currently “Score”, a football section that is published weekly during the football season. The paper also comes with the weekly glossy magazine, “Fabulous”.“Fabulous” replaced the “Sunday” and “Big on TV” magazines on 3rd February 2008. It contains real life stories and celebrity interviews, in addition to a variety of features on topics such as body and soul, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and astrologer “Mystic Meg” have both been written popular columns in the “Fabulous” magazine, and it also includes seven-day television listings.

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