Special Sub-Topic: News of the World
|On which day or days is the "News of the World" published? |
Sunday. It is the second-largest selling English-language newspaper in the world.
|In March 2010, how many copies on average were sold of the "News of the World" per week?|
2,904,566. The "News of the World" is considered to be the Sunday sister newspaper of "The Sun."
|As at 2010, which of these people has not been an editor of the "News of The World?"|
Colin Miller. Andy Coulson resigned on 26th January 2007 because of a Royal Phone Tapping Scandal. Piers Morgan became editor in 1994, aged 28, and Phil Hall joined as assistant editor before becoming editor in 1995.
|In which year was the "News of the World" founded?|
1843. The newspaper was first published on 1st October 1843.
|In 2010, what was the "News of the World"'s normal political alignment?|
Conservative. The "News of the World" was one of the newspapers to back the Conservative Party, under its leader David Cameron, in the 2010 UK General Election campaign.
|As at 2010, where are the headquarters of the "News of the World"?|
Wapping. Fleet Street in central London was the traditional home of Britain's newspaper business, until Rupert Murdoch moved his News International printing and publishing works into Wapping in 1986. This resulted in a trade union dispute that became known as the "Battle of Wapping". Other papers followed where Murdoch led, until no newspaper headquarters remained in Fleet Street.
|When it was first published, how much did the "News of the World" cost?|
3 pence. When first published, it was the cheapest newspaper of its time. In contrast, when the Daily Mail was first published in 1896 it only cost half a penny.
|What scandal involving a snooker player did the "News of the World" report on in 2010?|
John Higgins accepting bribes to lose frames. John Higgins was suspended from match play on 2 May 2010 by the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association after believing to have accepted money to purposely lose frames in a betting scandal.
|The "News of the World" reported on a famous scandal involving which Formula One motor racing boss?|
Max Mosley. The paper released a video of Max Mosely that showed him allegedly engaged in sado-masochistic sexual acts with five sex workers in a scenario that involved Nazi role-playing.
|How much did Wayne Rooney receive in damages from the "News of the World" in April 2006?|
£100,000. The paper inaccurately reported that Rooney slapped his fiancee Coleen in a nightclub. After receiving the money he donated it to charity.
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