By Hindustan Times
Passionate readers trooped into corner shops on Sunday to pick up the last edition of the 168-year-old News of the World tabloid. Rupert Murdoch also arrived here to take charge of his UK media empire amid a controversy that his company used illegal news gathering
Priced at one pound, the collector's edition described itself on the cover as 'The world's greatest newspaper, 1843-2011,' and signed off with: 'THANK YOU AND GOODBYE' against a collage of its well known past front pages. "Quite simply, we lost our way," said the final editorial in UK's most selling tabloid to its 7.5 million loyal readers on winding up its operations, days after Rupert's son James, chairman of News International, decided to shut down the paper in the face of the raging phone hacking scandal, where money was swapped for scoops.
There were tears and hugs as journa