He accused NOTW
executive Alex Marunchak of being central in spying on the murder investigation.
At the time of its termination, the NOTW
was still selling 2.
Observers expect a more cynical ploy-owner Rupert Murdoch had already begun merging the NOTW
with The Sun and many see it re-emerging as The Sun on Sunday.
Luca Ascani, Co-Founder and Chairman, Populis, said: "Rightly or wrongly, we're clearly seeing the broader traditional media establishment being tarred with the same brush as the NOTW
on this issue and, even with the announcement of the closure of the NOTW
, we expect to see a lasting impact on the authority of many media brands that have been around for decades, or even hundreds of years.
Of all the letters I could hope to see after my name in other circumstances - BA, MA, OBE, CBE - I must say that NOTW
is the acronym I least aspire to have following my appellation.
He offered me at least Au50,000 for the dealC*," added Yasir, who was shown in a video recording by NOTW
, saying that his team-mates were involved in match-fixing.
The scandal rocked the Murdoch media empire, leading to the closure of NOTW
, one of the oldest newspapers in the UK.
But in 2009, the Guardian newspaper claimed NOTW
journalists had hacked the phones of up to 3,000 celebrities, politicians and sports stars.
Redknapp's defence claimed the information he gave NOTW
sports reporter Rob Beasley about why over Au90,000 was paid into his Monaco bank account was in fact false and the money had nothing to do with his employment.
editor Andy Coulson resigned as the Prime Minister's head of communications saying the drip-drip of claims about illegal eavesdropping under his editorship meant he could not "give the 110% needed".
was close by media tycoon Murdoch after it emerged that the phone of murdered UK schoolgirl Milly Dowler had been hacked by the tabloid.
The development came as News International, parent company of the tabloid and its daily sister paper the Sun, acknowledged former Sun and NOTW
editor Rebekah Brooks had been shown documents by police which proved her voicemail had been illegally intercepted.